2201 E. 1st St.

Alexander McDougall Residence

Although designed by Bray and Nystrom, the McDougall home is heavily influenced by I. Vernon Hill’s Ornamented Cube idea employed on the Crosby house: a yellow brick box with a flared dormer gable. Captain Alexander McDougall, who built the house as a widower, invented the whaleback steamer (nicknamed “pig boat” for its bow’s snout-like appearance), a precursor to today’s ore boats. His American Steel Barge Company built ships in Superior before moving operations to Duluth.