Tag: Wrecking

Razing the Glass Block Store, Duluth, Minnesota

View from West Michgan Street of the rubble that was the Glass Block store at 128 West Superior Street. The four floor retail giant in downtown Duluth had dozens of departments. It was located at this location from 1893. The store opened in 1887 at Panton and Watson. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Razing the Glass Block Store, Duluth, Minnesota

View from Second Avenue West of the rubble that was the Glass Block store at 128 West Superior Street. The four floor retail giant in downtown Duluth had dozens of departments. It was located at this location from 1893. The store opened in 1887 at Panton and Watson. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Razing the Glass Block Store, Duluth, Minnesota

Looking east from West Superior Street of the rubble that was the Glass Block store at 128 West Superior Street. The four floor retail giant in downtown Duluth had dozens of departments. It was located at this location from 1893. The store opened in 1887 at Panton and Watson. ~ Photo Credit: University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections

Interstate Bridge demolished, Duluth, Minnesota

On November 21, 1924 Captain A. R. Morse accidentally steered the 600-foot steam "Merton E. Farr" into the Interstate Bridge. The Interstate Bridge was the only non-railway bridge connecting Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin at that time. The Great Northern Railway, which owned the brdige, put eight barges and a crew of 100 men to work to clear the wreckage and rebuild the brdige. This image shows the efforts to rebuild the bridge seven days after the accident. Caption reads, "Broken span Dul-Sup Bridge taken from east end of open draw span 2:30 p.m. 11-28-24." ~ Photo Credit: Minnesota Streetcar [...]

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