Duluth Depot, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota

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Duluth Union Depot

1972
Address: 506 Michigan Street
City/locality-
State/province
Duluth, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
St. Louis County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1892
Primary Style: Chateauesque
Historic Function: Rail-related, including depots
Current Function: Dancehall/reception area
Current Function: Museum
Other Current Function: Museum
Architect or source of design: Peabody & Stearns
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Limestone

Duluth St. Louis County

Duluth Depot, 506 West Michigan Street, Duluth, Minnesota
(46.7817539° N, 92.1039038° WLatitude: 46°46′54.314″N
Longitude: 92°6′14.054″W
)

St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center

Known locally as the "Depot", this historic building was constructed in 1892 and for years served as Duluth's busiest railroad station and "Port of entry". The "Ellis Island" of Northeastern Minnesota, the Chateauesque-style Union Depot in downtown Duluth served as a gateway to the New World for thousands of immigrants arriving by train at the turn of the century. Today vintage steam locomotives and their antique, wooden coaches still wait silently for passengers trackside in the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, home of the Midwest's largest, indoor train collection. (See Lake Superior Railroad Museum.) Also trackside is "Depot Square" a realistic, life-size depiction of Downtown Duluth as it looked in 1910. One low priced admission ticket covers the railroad museum, the Saint Louis County Historical Society's regional exhibits, exhibits by regional artists in the galleries of the Duluth Art Institute and the fun of learning in the Duluth Children's Museum. The Depot is also home to productions of the Duluth Playhouse. The Depot is also home to other performing arts organizations. A Great Family Adventure! Two museum stores feature rare collectibles relating to the building's contents.




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Duluth Depot & Lake Superior Railroad Museum

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