Old Historic Central High School is becoming Zenith DCHS apartments
Construction has begun to transform this 128-year-old building into 122 mixed-income modern apartments.
The exterior of the building will largely remain the same with some minor improvements being made. However, the interior will see a significant amount of work—preserving and recreating design elements of the original school made for apartment living.
Residents and their pets can move in January 1st, 2024.
Reimagining a cherished Duluth Landmark
Constructed in 1892, Duluth Central High School was home to students until 1971 when the new Central High School was built. Since then the building has been used by the school district, Education Equity, Indian Education, Unity High School and the St. Louis County Soil & Water District. 2023 will usher in a new era for the building as we welcome its first residential dwellers.
Find your perfect place
With great care and consideration, unit designs are inspired by the views and history of the building
Zenith DCHS features six unique design schemes for the following floorplan schemes
Lakeside Units: Soft, Serene, Balanced
Hillside Units: Bright, Vibrant, Modern
Music Units: Located in former music rooms
Gym Mezzanine Units: Located in former gym with original flooring
Penthouse Units: Elegant, Timeless, Historic
Classic Units: Basic finishes for a lower cost of entry
From basement to belltower—unique amenities are all around
Lower Level: Fitness center, sauna, mailroom, and workshop featuring tool share and storage
First Level: Front Porch, Lake Superior Lounge, oversized laundry, leasing office, and Gallery Hall
Second Level: Clubhouse, Dean’s Office, and a future coworking space
Third Level: Belltower Lounge and Penthouse Lounge
Conveniently located with sweeping views of the Duluth Harbor
With a walk score of 88, most errands can be accomplished on foot. You can even get down to Canal Park within 20 minutes.
Bus lines are available to take you wherever you need to be in Duluth. They don’t call the neighborhood “Central” for nothing.
If you have kids—schools for this area are Myers-Wilkins Elementary School, Lincoln Park Middle School, and Denfeld High School.
If you’re attending college—UMD, St. Scholastica, Lake Superior College, and even UW Superior are within a 15 minute drive.