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House at 110 7th Street N., Fargo, N.D.
House at 110 7th Street N., Fargo, N.D.
TitleHouse at 110 7th Street N., Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1916?
DescriptionTwo story wood frame boarding house with open front porch. There is a diamond shaped window and ivy on the left side of the structure.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Subject (LCTGM)Lodging houses
Organization NameSwart House (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - 7th Street N.
Fargo (N.D.) - 7th Street N. - 100 block
Item Number2007.0079-10
Negative Number2007.0079-10
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original9 x 16 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryThe house at 110 7th Street N. (formerly 8th Street N.) belonged to a complex of boarding houses belonging to Sara Swart, wife of Charles Nears Swart. The Swart's moved to Fargo in 1879, and bought property on the western edge of town. Because Mr. Swart was an engineer with Northern Pacific Railway, he was away from home most of the time, and Mrs. Swart was very lonely, so she began to take in lodgers at her home at 110 7th Street N. The Swart House became a popular hostelry, and soon the complex boasted of three buildings and a barn. The largest, a 28 room building called "The Big House" was located at 109 8th Street. The lodging house was a popular with divorce seekers during the years when divorce laws required only a 90 day residency period.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo Homes Photograph Collection 2007
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2007.79-10)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by the Institute for Regional Studies.
Digital IDrs007179
Original SourceNegative
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