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Donaldson Hotel, Fargo, N.D.
Donaldson Hotel, Fargo, N.D.
TitleDonaldson Hotel, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1972-05
DescriptionThree story brick Renaissance Revival style commercial building with Palladian balcony on building facade. Next to the balcony is a large barber pole. Signs on the left side of building visible for Mary Elizabeth Shop with awnings below. A fire escape visible on front of building. A billboard advertising Dakota National Bank on top of building.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
City & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Hotels
Barber poles
Fire escapes
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
Renaissance revival (Architecture)
Organization NameDonaldson Hotel (Fargo, N.D.)
Mary Elizabeth Frock Shop (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - 1st Avenue N.
Fargo (N.D.) - 1st Avenue N. - 500 block
Fargo (N.D.) - Broadway
Fargo (N.D.) - Broadway - 100 block
Item Number2051.8.1
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 13 cm.
Transcription"Street No.: 521 - 1st Ave. N., Original Owner: Alex Stern, Original use: Hotel, Present use: Retail and hotel, No. of stories: Three plus basement, Name: Donaldson Hotel, Date: 1894, Notable features, historical significance and description: Still existing is the top balcony above the original front entrance., Physical condition of structure: Sound, Environment & threat: X Part of campatible group, X Secure., Published sources (author, title, pages), interviews, records, photos, etc.: Diamond Jubilee Edition of the Fargo Forum June 4, 1950 --- se ad on page 14 in section 10., Date of survey: May 1972, Name and address of recorder: Karen May, NDSU." - From fact sheet stapled to photograph.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/History"The International Order of Odd Fellows Hall sits on the northeast corner of First Avenue N. and Broadway at 521 First. It, too, is one of the earliest post-fire buildings, dating from 1894, with a third-story added in 1915-16. The Hall, originally located on the second floor provided early Fargo with much-needed meeting space. The style is Renaissance Revival, with a palladian motif over the First Avenue entrance, flanked by free-standing Corinthian columns." From Fargo's Heritage, by Norene A. Roberts. 1983.
Bibliographic ReferenceRoberts, Norene A. Fargo's Heritage. Fargo, N.D.: Fargo Heritage Society, 1983. p.57.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo Historic Building Survey Photograph Collection 2051
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2051.8.1)
Digital IDrs002728
Original SourcePhotograph
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