2505 E. 1st St.

Henry & Lucy Myers Residence

The Myers’ two-story Richardsonian Romanesque Style house is made more dramatic by its facing of black basalt, the very rock blasted out of the earth to grade nearby 25th Avenue East. Myers, a major player in the Duluth real estate game, may have gotten the idea to use the stone when he was treasurer for the Duluth Belt Line Railway, which blasted at Seventh Avenue West in 1893 to create Duluth’s infamous Incline Railway.