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George Fowler home, Fargo, N.D.
George Fowler home, Fargo, N.D.
TitleGeorge Fowler home, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original190-?
DescriptionTwo story wood frame Stick style house with open front porch and second level balcony. Ornate spindlework on the porch supports and gable over the balcony. House has a hip roof with finials at the peaks.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Houses
Subject (LCSH)Architecture, Domestic Stick style
Personal NameFowler,George, 1853-1933
Porritt, Charles H., 1849-1931
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - 6th Avenue S.
Fargo (N.D.) - 6th Avenue S. - 300 block
Item Number51.68.2
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Photographic postcards
Dimensions of Original9 x 14 cm.
Transcription"Geo Fowler home on 4th Ave." - handwritten on back of postcard, but likely an error as George Fowler only lived at 352 6th Avenue S., in Fargo, N.D.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryThe home was built about 1882 by Charles Porritt, and it was his residence until the late 1890s.
George Fowler was born in Ontario, Canada in 1853. At age 19 he went to California and worked in the transport of railroad construction supplies. In 1876 he returned to Ontario, where he married his wife Mary Charlotte, and together they had six children. In 1880, the family moved to the United States, and settled near Buffalo, N.D. His farming business did not last long as he became interested in selling horses, real estate, banking, lumber and farm machinery. In 1886, he moved to Sheldon, N.D. and sold farm machinery and lumberyard under the name Fowler & Banks. In 1901 he moved his family and business to Fargo, N.D. Here he bought a house at 352 6th Avenue S. He built and operated the Grand Theater in Fargo. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler moved to an apartment over the theater in 1915, and he lived there until 1931, when he moved to the Gardner Hotel. He died at the Gardner on May 1, 1933.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo, N.D. Photograph Collection 51
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (51.68.2)
Digital IDrs005598
Original SourcePostcard
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