Sheldon Aubut's Duluth History
26 East Superior Street
Previously: H.P. Wieland Block, Goodwill Industries
Architect: Oliver Traphagen
Style: Richardsonian Romanesque Revival
The MINNESOTIAN newspaper was published on this spot, prior to the construction of the H.P. Weiland Block, which was originally a furniture store.
Later the DULUTH NEWS-TRIBUNE, a descendent of the MINNESOTIAN, and several foreign language newspapers were published here.
Pressed red brick and a metal cornice with four squat piers, carved brownstone arched window surrounds, and pilasters carved with foliated capitals adorn the fourth floor. The third floor has transom and stone headings and decorative band that splits the second and third floors. Second floor windows have segmental arches, third floor has flat arches and the fourth floor has round window arches. These are all characteristic of the Romanesque style as expressed by architect Traphagen. Also there is Carrerra glass on the current storefront which was 1930s Art Deco.
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January 15, 2011
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