Ward Ames Building, Duluth, Minnesota

Exterior view of former YMCA building, it opened in 1916 at southeast corner of Lake Avenue and Second Street. Ward Ames and Julius Barnes, both men were central figures in the grain trade, gave this building for the YMCA in memory of Ames’ father Wardwell Ames.

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

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