More Spalding Hotel Photos

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…
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A Look Inside The Long-lost Spalding Hotel

1963 Workers begin demolition of the Spalding Hotel in downtown Duluth on November 20, 1963. (Duluth Herald file photo) The Spalding Hotel, once located in downtown Duluth at the corner of Superior Street and Fifth Avenue West, has been mentioned several times in past posts – usually because it appeared off to the side in…
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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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Irving Moore Memorial Building

1966 This view of downtown Duluth from 1966 shows Superior Street looking west from Third Avenue West: The Alworth Building is at left (the Lonsdale Building on the corner, with which it now shares a lower-level facade, it out of the frame). The Torrey and Medical Arts buildings are down the street. But in between…
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