[Now moved to the Paulucci Building 7/1/09] Originally the Duluth Public Library, The Carnegie Building is monumental in it’s grand neo-classic design and venerable Presence on the Duluth, MN skyline. Constructed in 1901 & 1902, after a generous gift to the city by Andrew Carnegie, the 5 story high 40′ diameter rotunda has been meticulously restored to it’s stunning gold-leaf & oak grace by a consortium of personally-invested family owners.
After the present-day Duluth library was built on Superior St. downtown, The Carnegie Building barely avoided demolition in the late 1970’s. Then, concerned Duluth preservationist instigated a coordinated lobbying effort to save the landmark. The building was neglected and fell into a state of crumbled disrepair.
Following a large private investment, the building, beloved by generations of Duluthians, was placed on the National Register of Historic places and distinctive offices were created while preserving the structure’s historic character.
If you’re ever in Duluth, Minnesota please stop in for a cup of cappuccino, Cabernet, or an air hockey game…or 2…or 3 🙂 Our whole staff wishes to thank John Goldfine (and ZMC’s entire crew) for graciously hosting our company through exponential growth in the Palucci Building complex for all of 2007. We’ll miss you guys.