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M. G. Straus original store, Valley City, N.D.
M. G. Straus original store, Valley City, N.D.
TitleM. G. Straus original store, Valley City, N.D.
Date of Originalno earlier than 1908
DescriptionView of the front and side of the three storey brick building with awnings which was the original M. G. Straus clothing store. The Kindred Hotel is also in the building. The two story building at the end looking down the street on the right has a sign for Valley City Grocery Co. There are a few people on the sidewalks and two early automobiles on the side of the road.
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
City & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Stores & shops
Grocery stores
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
Organization NameKindred Hotel (Valley City, N.D.)
Straus Clothing Co. (Valley City, N.D.)
Valley City Grocery Co. (Valley City, N.D.)
LocationValley City (N.D.)
Barnes County (N.D.)
Item NumberBC54
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 26 cm.
Transcription"Valley City, the original store, about the early 1900s"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe Kindred Hotel was opened on June 2, 1883. The store on the first level in the image belonged to Adolph Sternberg, who operated a clothing store in Valley City from 1882 to his death in 1908. After Sternberg's death, the store was passed along to his cousin, M.G. Straus whose clothing store became a longtime fixture in Valley City.
Repository InstitutionBarnes County Historical Society
Repository CollectionBarnes County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LineBarnes County Historical Society (BC54)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Barnes County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationBarnes County Historical Society address:
315 Central Ave. N.
Valley City, ND 58072
Phone number: 701-845-0966
Fax: 701-845-4282
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmBC54
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