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Spalding Hotel records

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: S3083

Scope and Contents

The collection contains minutes, 1887-1890; two stock journals, 1887, 1890-1901; a day book, 1887-1889; brochures; menus; news clippings, 1940-1963; and photographs. The early minutes and financial ledgers all belonged to the Spalding House Company.

The day book is oversized and stored separately.

Dates

  • 1887-1963

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Spalding Hotel was built in 1889 on the corner of 5th Avenue West and Superior Street and was considered one of Duluth’s finest hotels. Construction was financed through the Spalding House Company (incorporated 1887) whose directors included William W. Spalding, Andreas M. Miller, Fred W. McKinney, and L. Mendenhall.

The hotel, designed by J.J. Egan of Chicago, had over 200 rooms and was eight stories high. The Spalding was bought by the J.L. Washburn estate in 1905 and sold to the Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Authority in 1963 to be demolished.

Extent

5.00 Linear Inches

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains minutes, 1887-1890; two stock journals, 1887, 1890-1901; a day book, 1887-1889; brochures; menus; news clippings, 1940-1963; and photographs.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Archival Collections S3607 William Spalding family papers

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.

Title
Guide to the Spalding Hotel records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526