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Old Duluth Central High School

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Identification

Old Duluth Central High School
Duluth Public Schools Central Administration
124074

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Structure in General

building with towers
existing [completed]
sandstone
brown
romanesque revival

Usages

institutional office

Facts

  • The intricate carvings on the facade are attributed to local mason George Thrana.
  • Duluth Central High School closed to students in 1971 and now houses administrative offices for the Duluth Public School District.
  • The clock faces in the tower are 10'-6" in diameter. It came from Paris and was installed in 1895.
  • It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
  • The tower also contains bells which were intended to sound like those inside Palace of Westminster in London, England.
  • It remains, far and away, the tallest public building in northern Minnesota.
  • The building was dedicated on October 21, 1892, with 1500 individuals present in the new structure's auditorium.
  • It occupies a steep site, filling the entire block bounded by North Lake Avenue and 1st Avenue East, from East 2nd to East 3rd Streets.
  • An addition to the north was completed in 1926, housing a new gymnasium.
  • The building is constructed from a locally-quarried Brownstone.
  • The cornerstone was placed on June 11, 1891, with over seven thousand citizens in attendance.

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Location

200-228 North Lake Avenue, 201-229 North 1st Avenue East, 2-32 East 3rd Street, 1-31 East 2nd Street
215 North 1st Avenue East
55802
Duluth
Minnesota
U.S.A.

Technical Data

70.10 m
4
1
1891
1892
$460,000

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • National landmark
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