|St. Clement's School and Church is pictured above. |
In the background is the first St. Mary's Hospital,
which later became St. Ann's Home for the Aged.
Photo courtesy of St. Scholastica Monastery
Many of you readers with an interest in Duluth's history will enjoy viewing the 38 minute video, Early Days of West End/Lincoln Park. This Vimeo/video was researched, written and produced by Duluthian Wendy Grethen who received funding for her project through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund administered by the Minnesota Historical Society. Grethen is a community advocate and local filmmaker.
The video includes interviews with seven locals having long-time personal and business connections to Duluth's West End (now known as Lincoln Park). Their interviews–as well as old and new photos–are interspersed with a narrative history and music to learn about Duluth's West End beginnings. Those beginnings are told through the lens of area churches, schools, businesses, recreations services and through a progression of changes.
Plans are being made to show the film at the Movies in the Park in Lincoln Park this August and you may also view the Vimeo video HERE on this link.