Duluth’s Fidelity Building Comes Tumbling Down, 1977

April 1977 Wrecking crews start to demolish the Fidelity Building in downtown Duluth in April 1977. (Charles Curtis / News-Tribune) The Fidelity Building stood in downtown Duluth for about 65 years, on the site now occupied by Lake Superior Plaza – along the south side of Superior Street just west of Lake Avenue. Demolition crews…
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Phillips 66 Gas Station On Superior Street, 1961

Here are a couple views of a then-new Phillips 66 gas station and the offices of Como Oil Company along Superior Street at Eighth Avenue East in 1961. This view is from April of that year: And here’s a photo from November 1961: Here are a couple of zoomed-in views of the signage in the…
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Homegrown Music Festival Photos

Duluth’s Homegrown Music Festival, which opened Sunday, celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Here is a gallery of News Tribune photos from – or associated with – Homegrown Festivals of years past: You may notice that the captions are pretty sparse on a few of these photos; if you can provide any names where they…
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Downtown Duluth’s Sunnyside Cafe, 1981

October 13, 1981 Here’s a story from the Duluth Herald files from 1981, profiling an old-fashioned downtown Duluth cafe and its proprietors. It’s kind of a long article, but it’s a pretty fun, charming story with some memorable anecdotes. Enjoy… Art Rode mans the counter at the Sunnyside Cafe in downtown Duluth in October 1981.…
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Aerial Views Of Duluth

Old aerial photos always offer a lot of interesting opportunities to see what has changed and what has stayed the same. Here are a few aerial photos of Duluth from the early 2000s, from the News Tribune archives. Click on the images for a larger view: This photo from October 2003 shows the area just…
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