21 N. 21st Ave. E.

Bernard & Ernestine Silberstein Residence

Called “Highpoint,” Bernard Silberstein secretly built this brick Colonial Revival house as a golden wedding anniversary surprise for his wife Erenestine, known as Nettie. Born in Hungary in 1848, Silberstein is thought to be Duluth’s first Jewish resident when he moved here in 1870. In 1871 he organized Silberstein & Bondy, which became one of the largest department stores in the region. His twenty years working on Duluth’s Parks Board helped create Duluth’s renown park system.