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From Chalkboards to Renovated Apartments: A Look Back on Zenith DCHS

Aerial view of Zenith DCHS apartments in Duluth, MN

When it comes to Duluth, Minnesota, few landmarks are as iconic and full of history as the Zenith DCHS Apartments. Situated in the heart of downtown, these newly renovated apartments bring a fresh life to the Old Historic Central High School building, offering a residential experience unlike any other.

The Iconic Bell Tower: A Piece of History

One of the most iconic aspects of the building that makes these downtown Duluth apartments truly unique is the bell tower. Standing tall since the school’s inception, the bell tower has been a Duluth landmark, echoing time and history over the city for years. We are thrilled to announce that the bell tower will continue to ring under the new ownership, offering a nostalgic touch to this modern transformation.

From Classrooms to Living Rooms: A Transformation Journey

The transition from a functioning high school to unique apartments in Duluth has been a careful process, balancing modern amenities with historic integrity. While preserving elements like original hardwood floors and high ceilings, Zenith DCHS Apartments also offer an array of modern amenities across multiple levels: a fitness center, sauna, mailroom, and workshop with tool share and storage on the lower level; a welcoming Front Porch, Lake Superior Lounge, oversized laundry, leasing office, and Gallery Hall on the first level; a Clubhouse, Dean’s Office, and a future coworking space on the second level; and finally, the Belltower Lounge and Penthouse Lounge awaiting residents on the third level

A Step Back in Time: Old Photos of Zenith DCHS Apartments

Beyond the brick and mortar, the captured moments of student interactions and personal narratives within these photographs are as integral to the building’s character as its physical attributes. They provide a glimpse into the daily life and energy that once resonated within these walls, and which now lend an authentic spirit to the living spaces of Zenith DCHS Apartments. These visual heirlooms are an invaluable part of our collective history, inviting residents and visitors alike to connect with the past as they forge new memories in this historic Duluth landmark.These rare images serve as tangible links to the past, enriching the narrative of what makes Zenith DCHS Apartments one of the most unique living experiences in Duluth, MN.

A New Chapter: Downtown Duluth Apartments

Zenith DCHS architect drawing of main office

While Zenith DCHS honors its historic past, it also embraces the vibrant lifestyle of downtown Duluth. Being centrally located, residents have easy access to a plethora of dining options, entertainment venues, and cultural attractions that make living here an enriching experience.

Zenith DCHS offers a one-of-a-kind residential experience, blending the nostalgia of history with the vibrancy of modern-day Duluth living. Through careful renovation and a respect for the past, these downtown Duluth apartments serve as a tribute to history, with the iconic bell tower continuing to ring, uniting generations of Duluth residents.

For more information about these incredible Duluth apartments, or to schedule a tour, please contact us today.