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Buildings at 714-718 Main Avenue, Fargo, N.D.
Buildings at 714-718 Main Avenue, Fargo, N.D.
TitleBuildings at 714-718 Main Avenue, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1952?
DescriptionView of three brick commercial building in the 700 block of Main Avenue in Fargo, N.D. Left to right; the Shields Block with Jerry's on the street level, The Luger building with Dacotah Drug on the street level, and the Tuor Block with Waldorf Liquor Store. View taken from across Main Avenue with numerous automobiles parked on the street.
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General SubjectBusiness & Industry
City & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Grocery stores
Liquor stores
Business districts
Commercial facilities
Subject (LCSH)Architecture, Gothic
Building, Brick
Organization NameShields Block (Fargo, N.D.)
Tuor Block (Fargo, N.D.)
Jerry's Modern Food Store (Fargo, N.D.)
Dacotah Drug Co. (Fargo, N.D.)
Waldorf Liquor Store (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - Main Avenue
Fargo (N.D.) - Main Avenue - 700 block
Item Number2007.0880-06
Negative Number2007.0880-06
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original9 x 15 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/History"Crossing Seventh Street S., the next two buildings are side-by-side on the south side of Main Avenue. The Shields Block, 714 Main, was built between 1905-1910 and probably designed by Andrew J. O'Shea, who designed a similar building, the McKone block, at 206 Broadway. Note the stamped metal spandrels under the windows between each floor. David W. Shields, a shoemaker and investor, was the son-in-law of Peter Luger, owner of the old Luger Furniture Store at 716 Main, next door. Luger built in High Victorian Gothic style. The Luger store has a very vertical mass and an inset Gothic arch on the front facade. This style was very popular when the building was erected in 1882." - Fargo's Heritage, by Norene A. Roberts. 1983, p. 53.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo Homes Photograph Collection 2007
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2007.0880-06)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by the Institute for Regional Studies.
Digital IDrs005428
Original SourceNegative
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