Aerial Lift Bridge: Steam Plant Construction, Duluth, Minnesota

The Duluth Steam Corporations steam plant was built by many hardworking men in 1932 from March through the summer and autumn. It is frequently in photographs when the view is toward the canal or Canal Park area, and is identified by its smoke stack. The smoke stack is completed in this shot. The building is located at 200 or 202 Lake Avenue South or 1 Lake Place Drive. Its name became the Duluth Steam Cooperative. Today it furnishes steam heat to hundreds of downtown buildings. Note the railroad spur that turns in next to the steam plant.

~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

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