I don’t know much about the Holland; Duluth’s architectural history is not exactly well represented on the internet. The real story is why this matchbook ended up in the collection from which I’ve been drawing the last few weeks. Everything in the collection was centered in Michigan; suddenly, a Duluth hotel pops up. Business trip? Ailing relative? A mistress?

I know this about the Holland: like many hotels of its day, it was built with the future in mind.