Sheldon Aubut's Duluth History
J. J. Costello Hardware and Stoves
Building 1 - 1884, building 2 was added in 1887.
22-24 E Superior Street
Presently: Abalans / Masters Piano Shop
Previously: John J. Costello Building, / Costello Hardware & Stoves / Rainey & French Furniture Company
Built: 1884 & after 1887
Architect: Oliver Traphagen & George Wirth
Style: Richardsonian Romanesque Revival
The brownstone for this building was quarried at Ingalls Quarry in Fond du Lac.
Although this appears to be one building, the half at 24 Superior was completed in 1884 as John Costellos Hardware. Two years later , as the hardware business grew, the buildings size was doubled. By 1897 Costello Hardware was gone. This building has red brick facing, a metal cornice with brackets and dentils. Presently the storefront is aluminum clad with glass tile band (YUCH!).
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