Preservation Events

The DPA hosts a number of events each year ranging from secret tours of homes and commercial spaces not generally open to the public to educational and historical seminars.  Check back often for a list of our events.  Members receive advance notification via email.

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Historic Walking Tours

Click on the link below and you’ll be directed to the PDF version of our East End Walking Tour booklet.  Bound color copies of the booklet can be purchased at the bookstores in Fitgers and Glensheen.

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Donate to DPA

The Duluth Preservation Alliance is a not-for-profit, 501 c3, organization incorporated in the State of Minnesota with a mission to Advocate for the preservation of Duluth’s historic architecture.  A copy of our Federal 990 can be obtained by calling the telephone number listed in the contact information or by searching the national database on-line.

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Get Involved

Membership is free and open to anyone with an interest in the historic architecture of Duluth.  Most events are free and at others we accept a small free-will offering.  Our significant source of revenue is from our annual Tour of Historic Places the Third Sunday in September.

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Resources

Within this category you’ll find links to other preservation directed organizations including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Alliance Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical Society.

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Advocating for the preservation of Duluth’s historic architecture

We are a passionate group of Duluthians who want to see our Minnesota city grow. Duluth’s historic architecture is a substantial part of Duluth’s heritage – Duluth has an extraordinary sense of place. We are partners in Duluth’s growth: sharing our knowledge with developers and community leaders. By enhancing our community’s architectural heritage, we make Duluth a more enjoyable place.

News & Updates

Please join the Duluth Preservation Alliance this Wednesday February 22, at 7:00 pm at Pligrim Congregational Church, 2310 East Fourth Street. Dennis Lamkin will be doing a presentation regarding the Historic Homes in the Congdon District. Find out who owned the historic house in this photo, it's original owner and architect. Books of the tour will be available for purchase. The event is free, although donations are welcomed.

Please join the Duluth Preservation Alliance for a presentation on a walking tour of the East End neighborhood of Duluth at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2310 East Fourth Street on Wednesday, February 22, at 7 pm. Dennis Lamkin will present.  Books of the tour will be available for purchase.  The event is free, but donations will be encouraged.

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