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Black Building, Fargo, N.D.
Black Building, Fargo, N.D.
TitleBlack Building, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original193-?
DescriptionElevated view looking at the west side of Broadway showing the businesses and buildings between 108 and 118 Broadway. The Huntington Block housing W. T. Grand Co. department store at 108 Broadway is visible at far left. The second story window above has the offices of Attorney Clair F. Brickner visible. The next business to the right is J. J. Newberry Co. at 110 Broadway, and sign on the second story for McCracken's Studio is visible. The eight story Black Building, is next housing Sears. Numerous automobiles are visible on the street, and several pedestrians are visible walking on the sidewalk. Awning are visible on the store fronts of all buildings visible.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Business & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Office buildings
Department stores
Photographic studios
Business districts
Commercial streets
Commercial facilities
Organization NameBlack Building (Fargo, N.D.)
J. J. Newberry Co. (Fargo, N.D.)
W. T. Grant Co. (Fargo, N.D.)
McCracken (Fargo, N.D.)
Sears, Roebuck and Company
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - Broadway
Fargo (N.D.) - Broadway - 100 block
Item Number2006.15.19
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Photographic postcards
Dimensions of Original14 x 9 cm.
Transcription"6423" - printed on front of postcard.
NotesTitle printed on front of postcard.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/History"The Black building across the street at 114-18 Broadway, is not only Fargo's tallest downtown building in the historic district, but is an outstanding example of the Art Moderne style. It was built by the Minneapolis firm of Lang, Raugland, and Lewis with Braseth and Houkom of Fargo as associate architects. The Art Moderne interior lobby and elevator doors are worth seeing." - Fargo's Heritage, by Norene A. Roberts. 1983, p. 57.
"Across the street on the west side of Broadway at 122-23 is the Merchants National Bank building, built in 1921 from plans by the Hancock Brothers. It is decorated with cream-colored glazed tile trim and a name and date block '1890-1921' reminding passers-by of the founding date of the bank and the date of the building. the style is Commercial Colonial Revival with Jacobethan tabs around the windows." - Fargo's Heritage, by Norene A. Roberts. 1983, p. 58.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionJohn Caron's Fargo, N.D. Photograph Collection 2006
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2006.15.19)
Digital IDrs006899
Original SourcePostcard
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