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Duluth Armory


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1915/02/00 Clyde W Kelly Architect George H Lounsberry of Duluth wins the bid to build a new armory in Duluth. Estimated to cost $107,410, the building was designed by Clyde W Kelly and Owen J Williams.
1915/11/22 Adolph Olson Eberhart Dignitary Governor Winfield S Hammond and former governor Adolph Eberhart attend the grand opening ceremonies for the Duluth Armory.
1920/11/06 John Philip Sousa Performer John Philip Sousa celebrates his 66th birthday with two performances at the Duluth Armory. The first show is a matinee in front of 5,000 Duluth school children, including kids from St James Orphanage at 4321 Allendale Avenue.
1959/01/31 Bob Dylan Audience member Like many of the young people in Duluth that night, Robert Zimmerman attends the 'Winter Dance Party'. "I went to see Buddy Holly play at Duluth National Guard Armory and I was three feet away from him." BD Time Out of Mind Winter Dance Party Tour
1959/01/31 Dion Performer Promoted by Duluth's Lew Latto, the "Winter Dance Party" with the Big Bopper, Dion and the Bellmonts, and others, sells out the Duluth Armory. The audience doesn't sit, the main space is open for dancing. Winter Dance Party Tour
1959/01/31 Ritchie Valens Performer Ritchie Valens is a big hit with the audience when he plays "La Bamba". La Bamba Winter Dance Party Tour
1959/01/31 Buddy Holly Performer At the 'Winter Dance Party', the girls go absolutely gaga over Buddy Holly - screaming, jumping, clapping. When he sings "Peggy Sue", the place goes wild. Winter Dance Party Tour

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Particulars for Duluth Armory:
Military Armory
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Classic Revival
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Historic Use Music Facility
Area of Significance Performing Arts

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