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Armory building, Moorhead, Minn.
Armory building, Moorhead, Minn.
TitleArmory building, Moorhead, Minn.
Date of Original193-?
CreatorAnderson, David, 1883-1962
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of two story brick Minnesota National Guard Armory building and auditorium taken from the intersection of 5th Street and 3rd Avenue S., Moorhead, Minnesota. Nameplate over door says "Armory" corner stone has "1934".
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Armories
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
Organization NameMoorhead Armory (Moorhead, Minn.)
Minnesota. National Guard
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressMoorhead (Minn.) - 5th Street S.
Moorhead (Minn.) - 5th Street S. - 200 block
Moorhead (Minn.) - 3rd Avenue S.
Moorhead (Minn.) - 3rd Avenue S. - 500 block
Item Number2023.59.18
Negative Number2023.L-276 (5 x 7 neg.)
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Gelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original13 x 18 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe Armory was built as a federal depression relief project in 1934, located at 220 5th Street S. It was home to the Minnesota National Guard, Co. H, 2nd Reg. It was to this facility that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson "The Big Bopper", were set to perform the eve of their deaths in a plane accident February 3, 1959. The concert went on in tribute, and it was at this event that Bobby Vee and his band the Shadows got their break into the rock'n'roll business.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDavid Anderson Photograph Collection 2023
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2023.59.18)
Digital IDrs002356
Original SourceNegative
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