Duluth History

Arco Coffee Building  

The Andresen Ryan Coffee Company started in Duluth in 1916. It was founded by G.A. Andresen and W.J. Ryan. The ARCO name comes from the company’s original name, the Andresen and Ryan Co. The company produced coffee for many years in the ARCO Building at 14 E Michigan Street in Duluth. When Lake Avenue was realigned in the early 1980s, the company relocated to Superior, Wisconsin, where it still operates today. The old ARCO building was torn down in 1981.

Resources

ReferenceUSA  

We now provide remote access to ReferenceUSA for DPL cardholders. ReferenceUSA is a database with detailed information on more than 13 million businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Business information includes address and phone, type of business, estimated annual sales, management directory, and so on. Household information includes address, phone, and neighborhood information such as median home value. Businesses can be searched by a variety of criteria including yellow pages heading, SIC or NAICS code, sales volume, number of employees, etc. To log on to this database, go to the Library home page (www.duluth.lib.mn.us) and click on Electronic Resources. You will need to enter your library card number.