Long thought to be another work of William Bray and Carl Nystrom, recent research has revealed that this stunning two-story Colonial Revival house—known for the stone lions guarding the home from their perch on the front stairs—is the work of German and Lignell. (Together these two firms designed most of […]Read More
Architect: A. Werner Lignell
2105 E. 2nd St.
German and Lignell decorated the Watterworth’s American Four Square home with hipped dormers sporting flared eaves, modillions, and pilasters setting off its three attic windows. John Watterworth—a contractor and partner in the rm of Watterworth & Fee—used his own rm to build the house. Three years later he moved his […]Read More
202 N. 24th Ave. E.
It may have been Werner Lignell’s shared Swedish heritage with its owner that brought him the spectacular commission of designing the eclectic Carlson house, which he adorned with Mission-style predominates and scalloped gables. A Swedish immigrant, Carlson was a bank president in Hibbing and Chisholm before establishing the Carlson Exploration […]Read More
2204 E. 1st St.
Built with a matching carriage house, the Cole home is considered a Tudor, although it contains a mix of Craftsman and Prairie Style elements. Cole came to Duluth with his first wife from Tower, Minnesota, where he worked for the Minnesota Iron Company. In Duluth, he engaged in diamond drill […]Read More
2215 E. 1st St.
This eclectic home features elements from several architectural schools, most dominantly the Craftsman and Shingle styles. In 1871 Markell served as Duluth’s second mayor and was instrumental in developing Duluth as a grain trading center, which helped pull the city out of debt in the 1880s. On January 1, 1872, […]Read More