Lindsay Roulo Costello Memorial Window

lindsay-roulo-costello-windowLindsay Roulo Costello Memorial Window

Lindsay Roulo Costello was a lifelong resident of Park Point. She and her sister Jeanne grew up in their family home on the south side of LaFayette Square on Lake Avenue. She later married Carl Costello, editorial page editor for the Duluth News Tribune, and moved a short distance down the street to 3330 Minnesota Avenue. Bette and Herb Swanson lived across the street.

Lindsay graduated from Central High School in 1928. According to the school yearbook she was active in many clubs. Photography was one of her interests. She was vice president of the camera club in her junior year and president in her senior year. In one photograph she is seated next to her club advisor, Mira Southworth, who also was a resident of Park Point and well respected as a teacher and photographer. In more recent years the marsh area across fortieth street was dedicated in Mira Southworth’s memory as the Southworth Wetlands Preserve. Her small home on the edge of the dunes is still there between forty-second and forty-third streets. Many of her existing photographs capture and preserve natural areas of the Lake Superior environment to this day.

In her adult life Lindsay was know as an expert knitter and taught classes in knitting. Bette Swanson was among those who participated in the classes. An article published in the Duluth News Tribune on March 7, 1965, featured a class of 15 prolific knitters whose achievements included 64 pairs of mittens, 47 pairs of slipper socks and 31 sweaters. Items also included on afghan by Bette [a three month project], several mohair sweaters, a full-length dress, a dog sweater and a dish cloth. Bette still treasures the Christmas stockings Lindsay knit for each of the Swanson children.

Lindsay Costello died at the age of 81 on February 28, 1991. Her memorial window design is in circular form and features symbols of the Eucharist, a chalice, a sheaf of grain and a cluster of purple grapes. Lindsay’s window was part of a stained glass window project that was reported in the December 1992 Bishop’s Committee Meeting Minutes. The project was funded by contributions from members of the St. Andrew’s community.

Submitted by Arlene Renken