"Glensheen" Duluth Things to Do Tip by Tom_Fields

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  The Glensheen mansion
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Chester A. Congdon was a successful lawyer in Duluth during the 19th century. He was a very astute investor as well. He foresaw the development of new mining technology, and bought large tracts of land in Minnesota which were not yet being mined because it was not yet economical to do so. When the new technology became available, his land holdings mulitiplied in value. He made a fortune selling them to mining companies.

He then built this grand house, from 1905 to 1908. The interior has exquisitely carved mahogany, truly a sight to behold (sorry, no photos allowed inside). It was named Glensheen after the way the light was reflected off the small creek that flows through the property.

Address: 3300 London Road, Duluth, MN 55804
Directions: North of Duluth, on the Lake Superior shore.
othercontact: Fax: 218-726-8911
Phone: 218-726-8910

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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