Downtown Duluth

Area of Duluth, Minnesota, United States

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Duluth Commercial Historic District
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The 100 block of East Superior Street
Downtown Duluth is located in Duluth
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Downtown Duluth is located in Minnesota
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LocationSuperior and 1st Streets between 4th Avenue West and 4th Avenue East, Duluth, Minnesota
Coordinates46°47′14″N 92°5′56″W / 46.78722°N 92.09889°W / 46.78722; -92.09889
Area45 acres (18 ha)
Built1872–1929
ArchitectWilliam Hunt, Oliver G. Traphagen, John Wangenstein, George Wirth, et al.
Architectural styleNeoclassical, Renaissance Revival, Richardsonian Romanesque, Romanesque Revival, Tudor Revival
MPSDuluth's Central Business District MPS
NRHP reference No.06000455[1]
Added to NRHPMay 31, 2006

The Downtown of Duluth, Minnesota, United States, is situated between Mesaba Avenue (Highway 194) and 4th Avenue East; and located on Michigan, Superior, First, Second, and Third Streets.

As in most cities, the downtown area is home to a number of the city's cultural and social attractions, as well as government offices and business centers. Duluth's main library is located in downtown, as is the city's foremost museum, the courthouse, city hall, several local restaurants and bars with live music venues, and many of the larger business offices. Stores and places to eat and drink tend to be locally or regionally owned and operated, with most chain and franchise establishments having located (or re-located) themselves in the "Miller Hill area" around the U.S. Highway 53 corridor. A large portion of the eastern section of downtown is oriented around Essentia Health–St. Mary's Medical Center and Miller-Dwan Medical Center.

The downtown area is easily accessible from Interstate Highway 35. Most of the downtown is within walking distance of the touristy Canal Park district.

Five blocks along Superior Street and seven blocks along 1st Street West have been designated the Duluth Commercial Historic District, with 87 contributing properties built between 1872 and 1929.[2] It was listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 for its state-level significance in the themes of architecture and commerce.[3] It was nominated for representing Duluth's commercial development and popular architectural styles at the turn of the 20th century.[2]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Koop, Michael; Chris Morris (2006-01-05). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Duluth Commercial Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved 2019-05-11. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Duluth Commercial Historic District". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2019-05-11.

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