Early Vision For The DECC, 1962

May 23, 1962 The previous post featured photos from the opening of the Arena-Auditorium (later the DECC) in 1966. Also found in those files was this photo, which ran in the News-Tribune on May 23, 1962, showing an early vision for the arena-auditorium complex: Examining a model of Duluth’s proposed arena-auditorium building complex and site…
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Arena-Auditorium Grand Opening, 1966

August 5, 1966 In August 1966, Duluth hosted an 11-day mega-celebration combining "Portorama" with the grand opening of the Arena-Auditorium (what we now know, in expanded form, as the DECC). Local, state and national political leaders joined Hollywood stars in town for the festivities – perhaps the biggest assemblage of "big names" ever found in…
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Au Revoir, St. Jean Baptiste, 1996

May 16, 1996 Peter Grady with Letourneau & Sons Contractors sprays down the dust as a wrecking ball takes down the walls St. Jean Baptiste Church on West Third Street in Duluth in May 1996. (Kathy Strauss / News-Tribune) St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church, in Duluth’s Lincoln Park / West End neighborhood, was razed in…
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