News Tribune Attic Mystery: When Was This Photo Taken?

Do you know when this photo was taken? We know where it was taken — the corner of West Superior Street, Piedmont Avenue and Garfield Avenue. This view is looking north; today the buildings are gone, and it’s a vacant lot. The site is slated to become the home of Garfield Square, a $13.4 million, 50-unit…
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Fire In Duluth’s West End, 1962

January 17, 1962 It isn’t easy fighting a fire in Duluth in the winter — especially when it’s a massive fire and the temperature is well below zero. The sad but spectacular scene was left after flames destroyed the Osborne Block in Duluth’s West End neighborhood (now Lincoln Park) on Jan. 17, 1962. The building…
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A “Haunted House” In Duluth, 1960s

This photo came from a folder in the News Tribune archives marked “urban renewal” — the photo is labeled “Haunted House.” The caption reads: The old Hochs home at 230 South 29th Avenue West There’s no date on the photo — which makes it nearly impossible to find the story it accompanied (the search continues).…
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Duluth’s Seven Corners

An aerial view looking across Seven Corners and down Lower Piedmont Avenue in Duluth on June 7, 2000. (Renee Knoeber / News-Tribune) Seven Corners was a famous – infamous? – traffic intersection / bottleneck in Duluth, where Piedmont Avenue, Skyline Parkway, Trinity Road and 24th Avenue West all met in a somewhat confusing, jumbled junction.…
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Duluth Mystery Photo

  This photo in the News Tribune files has no caption information; click on the photo for a larger version. We assume it’s from the mid- to late 1960s. And we can spot a U.S. Highway 61 road sign. Our best guess is that this shows Carlton Street in Duluth’s West End, looking toward the…
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