Did a post a short while ago on Duluth Avenue in Sioux Falls as documented by a good friend of mine. And now! For another exciting installment of everyone’s favorite Duluth-inspired-roadway-documenting-mini-project:
Essentially, I’ve tracked down Duluth roadways around the country and tasked friends and family who live near said roadways with a brief documentation project.
Today’s generous contributors are my brother Andrew and his wonderful girlfriend Jane, who are both originally Milwaukeeans but have relocated to the normally-sunny San Diego. Andrew works for a group that does solar installation and Jane is the maestro of an awesome food website named Let There Be Bite. They share a trip to their city’s single-block, speed-bumped Duluth Avenue on a drab day.
About 5 miles inland to the east of the San Diego Downtown Bay, sits the quaint one-block street Duluth Ave. Composed of 19 houses, the outward appearance from street view appears to be working class. Homes range from the well-kept and neat with nicely landscaped front yards with RVs and boats in the driveway to the more scruffy with retrofits/rehabs aching to unfold.
We stopped by at 1pm on a rather grey Saturday after a night and morning’s worth of scattered showers. Was pretty slow when we stopped by, which was emphasized by the various speed bumps up and down the Ave. Definitely a community feel in this rather subdued residential area – people coming from church on a Saturday, families milling about, a massive high school and arts center nearby.
The Spanish-language bodegas and lush hillsides nearby gave it a decidedly Mexican feel, as the border is just 14 miles from there. One-story bungalows are predominant, which are emblematic of southern California in general.
Thanks guys! See the rest of their photos after the jump.