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Architecture of North Dakota

22 September 2009

1910 – Pioneer Life Insurance Building, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: A fine composition with corner towers that break through the cornice on this quite long building. The facade is relatively simple but the repetitive nature of the design is quite pleasant.

22 September 2009

1910 – Stone Building, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Wonderfully ornate commercial building from 1920. Decorated with stone trim, it has pilasters with egg and dart moulding, a foliated frieze and an elaborately dentilled cornice with paired brackets.

22 September 2009

1911 – Fargo National Bank, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: A former bank building, this is a good example of the smaller commercial buildings from the early twentieth century. The buildings are getting less elaborate with decoration limited to the cornice and...

22 September 2009

1914 – Ford Assembly Plant, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: John Graham Built in 1914 as a Ford Assembly Plant, this fine building at 505 Broadway was built alongside the railway tracks for shipping of completed cars. An attractive building with large...

22 September 2009

1914 – Lowman Block, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Haxby & Gillespie Fine little commerial building with decorative stone parapet and name block.

22 September 2009

1915 – Grand Lodge of the AOUW, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Haxby & Gillespie Originally built for the Grand Lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, this building is now known as Federal Square. A fine classical revival building, it has fine...

22 September 2009

1917 – Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Haxby & Gillespie Designed by Haxby & Gillespie, architects. It was dedicated in the spring of 1917, though services were held there beginning in the fall of 1916. The cornerstone on the...

22 September 2009

1919 – First Lutheran Church, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Magney & Tussler A fine church in an English Gothic Revival, the First Luthern Church was was built in 1919 by Minneapolis firm Magney & Tussler. Eschewing the more traditional stone, this...

22 September 2009

1919 – Powers Hotel, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Built in two stages, the first three floors were completed in 1914-15, the top two were added later by 1919. With the extension, a more elaborate parapet was added to the hotel....