Historic Contents From Duluth Central High School Are Up For Auction
Whether you're an alumni or not, if you have any history in Duluth, you're likely well aware of Duluth Central High School. From the historic Duluth Central High School, which dates back to 1882 in downtown Duluth, to the Duluth Central High School that was built in 1971 near the intersection of Central Entrance and Pecan Avenue, it was a very important part of the city's history.
Sadly, the "new" Duluth Central High School off Central Entrance was controversially closed by the City in 2011 and is now set for demolition. As a 1988 Duluth Central graduate, I may be biased, but I still think that closing the school was a horrible idea that has only been compounded by how badly the City has mismanaged that property ever since.
Meanwhile, historic Duluth Central High School served as an administration building over the years and has just recently been sold, which is great news for anyone who wants to own not only a piece of Duluth Central High School history, but also those who just want to own a rare antique.
Nordic Auctions has announced that Duluth's former Central High School Alumni Historical Museum contents, which were housed in historic Duluth Central High School in downtown Duluth, will be auctioned off this weekend in what they're billing as the "antique/collectible sale of the summer."
Due to the sale of the historical downtown Duluth’s Central High School Building,
the contents of the museum will be sold to the public at this time.
YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY!
Beautiful Antiques and RARE pieces will be sold to highest bidder!
The auction will take place on Saturday, August 6 at 2713 Courtland Street in Duluth. Bidding on these pieces of Duluth history will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Nordic Auction shared photos of some of the items that will be auctioned off and the diversity of the items is really cool. Duluth Central High School furniture, uniforms, yearbooks, memorabilia, pictures and even taxidermy are just the tip of the iceberg on what will be available.
Here is just a very small sample of the types of items that will be up for auction:
Decades Of Yearbooks - Find Yourself or Friends And Family!
A Wide Variety Of Furniture That Covers Decades
Why Not Make On Bid On This?
Pictures From The Past - Recognize Anyone?
Own Your Own Atwood Machine!
As you can see there will be an amazing variety items up for auction on August 6 that will delight antiquers, while also providing a massive wave of nostalgia to any Duluth Central High School alumni.
You can see even more items and get additional details through the event page on the Nordic Auction website.
Organizers say those interested in the auction should know there is no buyer's premium. Also, purchases must be made with cash or local check only and all buyers should come prepared for weather conditions and be ready to haul their purchases.
As promised, new items continue to be added to this auction.