Observation HIll (Little Italy)

You can see that the church near the top of this photo has windows that have been boarded up. This is St. Peter’s Catholic Church, which closed in 2010.

To learn more about the church reader here St. Peter’s Catholic Church.

Little Italy: Many of the Italians who immigrated to Duluth beginning in the 1880s settled from Tenth Avenue West to roughly Fourteenth Avenue West, from Michigan Street up to about Fourth Street, forming a community known as Duluth’s “Little Italy.” Read more here from Zenith City History.

Spirit of Lake Superior Sculpture

I took this on Friday morning. Some of my Native American friends have an issue with this sculpture, I’m not sure I understand what it is. I do know that many thought the artist should have been an Native American. The Ten Commandments used to be on government property. There was a big to-do about the tablets off government property in 2004. Read about it here.

See: Information here.

A young Ojibwe Indian girl, with braided hair and traditional jewelry around her neck and her proper left wrist, runs forward. She is wearing a sleeveless dress with a full skirt, pants and moccasins. She is carrying a birchbark tray in her proper right arm. The figure is on a large rock from Lake Superior
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums