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First National Bank Fargo, N.D.
First National Bank Fargo, N.D.
TitleFirst National Bank Fargo, N.D.
Date of Originalno earlier than 1906
DescriptionThe corner view of a two story brick building. On the right side there is a main entrance flanked by columns for the "1878 First National Bank 1904." On the second floor there are awnings over the windows, seven are rolled up and one is down. There are also three big signs on the top floor reading, "Northwestern Mortgage Security Co. Farm loans and Lands, " "W.J. Lane First Mortgage Loans, City of Faro Property, " and "R.S. Tyler Co. Farm Loans." The next building over has a "John Deere" sign. The street corner is visible with a telephone pole, and a fire hydrant. On the left side there is a dentist sign and a newspaper vendor stand. Street car rails are on the road.
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Banks
Business & finance
Newspaper vendors
Insurance companies
Organization NameFirst National Bank (Fargo N.D.)
W. J. Lane Co. (Fargo, N.D)
Northwestern Mortgage Security Co. (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
AddressFargo (N.D.) - Broadway
Fargo (N.D.) - N.P. Avenue
Item Number2070.185.15
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original13 x 18 cm.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe First National Bank was the first public bank in Fargo, N.D. in March 1878. In 1879, it moved to the corner of Broadway and NP Ave. where it burned down in the 1893 fire. It was rebuilt, as shown in this image, with columns flanking the bank door. A few mortgage and loan companies, such as W.J. Lane, Northwestern Mortgage Co. and R.S. Tyler Co., occupied the second floor.
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 (2070.185.15)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering Information (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 IDdm207018515
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