Northwestern Iron & Metal, 1978

October 6, 1978

This News-Tribune file photo from 1978 shows the Northwestern Iron & Metal Co. yard in Canal Park – now the site of the big full-block parking lot between Grandma’s and the Dewitt Seitz Building. You can make out the Aerial Lift Bridge behind the steamshovel on the right. The scrap yard is visible from the air in this previous Attic post.

I sometimes wonder what happened to all the neat old signs of various businesses around Duluth. The above photo provides a sad answer for one of them:

Does anyone know where The Rocket Cafe & Liquors was located? It had a pretty cool sign; I wonder if it also included any neon / moving lights.

The top photo also includes a sign painted on the side of the building at right:

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