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Snowstorm of 1946, hotel and buried cars on 1st Ave. N., Fargo, N.D.
Snowstorm of 1946, hotel and buried cars on 1st Ave. N., Fargo, N.D.
TitleSnowstorm of 1946, hotel and buried cars on 1st Ave. N., Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1946-02
CreatorMerle & Nott
Description1st Ave. North, looking East from Broadway after the 1946 snowstorm. The sign for Hotel Donaldson is on the left, showing the entrance on First Avenue, and there is a sign for "Fargo Rubber Stamp" behind it. Storefronts are seen across the street of 1st Ave N. Store signs accross the street say Gordon Hotel, Beauty Shop, Chamber of Commerce, Tailor cleaning, KP, Kelland's Music Shop, and Health Spot Shoe Shop. In the foreground there are parking meters and four cars more than half buried under snow drifts. There are no people visible.
General SubjectWeather
Subject (LCTGM)Snow
Winter
Blizzards
Buildings
Automobiles
Hotels
Business districts
Chambers of commerce
Storefronts
Signs (Notices)
Subject (LCSH)Parking meters
Organization NameDonaldson Hotel (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
AddressFargo (N.D.) - 1st Avenue N.
Fargo (N.D.) - Broadway
Decade1940-1949
Item Number#4
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 26 cm.
Transcription"Photo by Merle & Nott" --Stamped on back of photograph.
"4"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryThere was a Fargo area blizzard around Feb. 6-8, 1946. This Hotel was built in 1893 as a headquarters for the International Order of Odd Fellows. In 1915-1916 the third floor was added, and the upper floors became the Donaldson Hotel. The 60 room Hotel Donaldson was bought by Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Ligon in 1943 from Lydia Wendt.
Repository InstitutionCass County Historical Society
Repository CollectionCass County Historical Society Photography Collection 2070 (Institute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo)
Credit LineCass County Historical Society, Bonanzaville, West Fargo (#4, dm101)
Ordering Informationhttp://www.bonanzaville.org/main.php,
(701) 282-2822
Cass County Historical Society
1351 West Main Ave.
West Fargo, ND 58078
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdm101
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