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Earl Erickson of Grand Rapids shows Juanita Johnson of Hermantown a photo of him and his late wife, Alberta, on Thursday during a visit to Duluth Typewriter & Business Furniture on what would have been their 60th anniversary. The building used to house a bowling alley, where Earl and Anita met in April 1948. (Amanda Hansmeyer / News Tribune)

A bowling alley, a typewriter shop and a love that endured 60 years

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Every so often, someone will walk down a short flight of stairs off Third Avenue West into the Duluth Typewriter & Business Furniture office and reminisce about their bowling game.


The underground space used to be the Duluth Center Lanes, so the employees are used to this.

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