As promised, here are some more photos from the Spalding Hotel right before it closed in 1963. I still have enough left for at least one more post after this.
This batch of photos is from the roof and rooftop pavilion atop the hotel. I’m not sure when the pavilion was shut down, but it looks pretty dilapidated in these photos, so it must have been some time well before these photos were taken.
You can see the sign for the 5th Avenue Hotel and its New Yorker Patio at lower left. Here’s a closer look at the storefronts along Superior Street:
This a photo that ran a while back on this blog. It’s a view looking east over downtown Duluth in 1960, and includes the Spalding Hotel:
And here’s one more exterior shot of the Spalding. It’s not dated, but it looks like it might be from the 1930s:
As with the last post, please share any Spalding Hotel stories you have by posting a comment. A few readers shared stories about the hotel after the previous post, and I’ll share those on the next post.