This stunning Tudor Revival house sprang from the drawing board of William Hunt. Unfortunately, not much is known about Alice Florada, except that she was the widow of mining executive Edward Florada. Paul de Kruif’s Seven Iron Men suggests Edward’s efforts should have kept her comfortable: “This is the Florada […]Read More
Architect: William A. Hunt
2131 E. 2nd St.
The LeRue’s uniquely designed home was the brainchild of one of Duluth’s premier architects, William Hunt. Hunt rose to prominence as a partner of Emmet Palmer and Lucien Hall and is responsible for many of Duluth’s exemplary homes and buildings, including the original St. Luke’s Hospital. He spent the last […]Read More
2111 E. 3rd St.
Another fine work of William Hunt’s, an American Four Square form with Craftsman and Prairie style architectural details. The house was constructed by contractor George Loundsberry, who in 1915 built Morgan Park’s Lake View Store, considered the first indoor mall in the U.S. It contained dozens of businesses, and an […]Read More
2125 E. 1st St.
Another Tudor Revival home, the Scott house features half-timbering, steep gable roofs, and finials on the gable and dormer peaks. Scott was a lumberman who operated the Scott & Holsten Company from 1880 to 1890, the same year he established the Scott-Graff Lumber Company of Duluth, which specialized in value-added […]Read More
2215 E. Superior St.
This grand Georgian Revival house—replete with classical ornamentation, columns, pilasters, and a porte cochere to shelter guests from unpleasant weather—has been nicknamed the “wedding cake house.” Brewer was a partner in the Duncan-Brewer Lumber Company and president of Great Northern Power Company. The house played host to the Duluth Conservatory […]Read More