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Architecture of North Dakota

21 September 2009

1894 – Donaldson Hotel, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Built as a meetingplace for the local branch of the International Order of Odd Fellows, an offshoot of the Masons. The building has a fine sandstone facade with an excellent Palladian window...

21 September 2009

1899 – St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Bassford & Company Designed by Bassford & Company of Minneapolis, the building work was supervised by the local Hancock brothers. Construction started in 1891 and was halted by the Fargo fire, it...

22 September 2009

1900 – Johnsons Block, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Jacob Friedlander A fine smaller building that once housed a well-known local bicycle shop. Worthy of note is the decorative brick cornice, and the glazing on the shopfront.

22 September 2009

1900 – Northern Pacific Railroad Depot, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Cass Gilbert The Northern Pacific was the first major railroad to go through Fargo, and the only mainline through the city. The line of the Great Northern Railroad was a spur from...

22 September 2009

1904 – DeLendrecie’s Building, Fargo, North Dakota

Architects: McMillan & Tenbusch, Andrew O’Shea Built and designed in two phases, the original two floors were designed by McMillan & Tenbusch and built in 1894. The top three floors were designed by...

22 September 2009

1904 – Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Hammel Green & Abrahamson This 1904 building (previously the International Harvester Building) was renovated in 1996 to house the Plains Art Musuem. Typical of warehouses of the period, the structure is of...

22 September 2009

1906 – Great Northern Depot, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Samuel Bartlett When this building was constructed in 1906, it was on the northern outskirts of the city, now it is firmly downtown. Designed in a Richardon Romanesque style, the building has...

22 September 2009

1908 – Gardner Hotel, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: G. & W. Hancock Once the finest hotel in Fargo, catering to travelling salemsmen and politicians, the Gardner Hotel is a large imposing structure with classical detailing. The building had all the...

22 September 2009

1909 – Loretta Block, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Fine commercial building with handsome parapet, that was built in several stages from 1909-16. Named Loretta by the developer Peter Elliott after his youngest daughter.

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