Architectural historians will tell you that Minneapolis has torn down a number of lovely historic buildings over the decades. St. Paul has done a bit better in preserving it's history.
In Duluth many historic buildings, from the Temple Opera House to the Glass Block Department Store, have fallen victim to fire or the wrecking ball. There's a new book that celebrates the Twin Ports buildings that have been lost to time. It's called "Lost Duluth" researched and written by Maryann Norton and Tony Dierckins.
Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer met Dierckins at the ruins of Park Terrace, to discuss the lost buildings featured in the book.