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Look Inside Historic Homes and Properties this Sunday in Duluth

The Duluth Preservation Alliance is Proud to Present the 38th Annual Historic Properties Tour

DULUTH, Minn. – The Zenith City will be on full display this Sunday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.¬†during the Duluth Preservation Alliance’s 38th Annual Historic Properties Tour. The tour will allow curious and interested Northlanders the chance to wander inside and out of five historic gems around the city of Duluth. Tickets are $20 dollars and can…

Local Preservation Corps Works Life Back into Historic Log Church

Northland Uncovered: Sts. Mary and Joseph Church

SAWYER, Minn. – A church in Sawyer on the Minnesota Registry of Historic Places has been under construction for about a year as a preservation corps puts life into the structure. Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps members are working to restore the Saints Mary and Joseph Church which was built in 1884. The goal was to provide a place of…

Carpet Removed to Reveal Original Wood Floors at Glensheen

Red Carpet Had Been in Place for 40 Years

DULUTH, Minn. – Glensheen Mansion is revealing some old floors that look brand new. The red carpet has been removed from the basement to unveil the original woods floors throughout the level. The work was done throughout the month of April. The wood was refinished with a natural stain. This is the first time since the 1970s that this basement…

40 Years of Paint Removed from Glensheen Room

Stenciling Unveiled in Alfred's Room

DULUTH, Minn. – History¬†is being revealed at Glensheen Mansion in Duluth. Hard work is bringing life back to the walls of Alfred’s room. After 40 years in hiding the original stenciling in Alfred’s room is on full display at the mansion. “We really strive to make it feel like it was in 1910,” said Jane Pederson, Marketing Manager for Glensheen….

Original Stenciling Unveiled at Glensheen Mansion

40 Years of Paint Removed

DULUTH, Minn. – Glensheen Mansion in Duluth holds more than 100 years of history withing its walls and now original stenciling is bringing life to Alfred’s room. Conservators from Midwest Art Conservation Center are currently removing 40 years of white, latex based paint. The stenciling was originally covered up in the 1970s by request of the Glensheen Staff. This was…