Brick Masons of Old Duluth

Just spent an hour in downtown Duluth, where there are masonry masterpieces galore. The big building is a high school!

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

5 Responses to Brick Masons of Old Duluth

  1. The Architect of old Duluth Central is Oliver G. Traphagen and the bell tower is supposed to be a copy of Big Ben in London. The building is made from local sandstone and some of the architectural details are designed by George Tharna. I went to school there when it was an alternative High school back in the 80s and have admired this building since I was a kid.

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