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O. Pierson farmhouse, exterior side view from the southeast, York, N.D.
O. Pierson farmhouse, exterior side view from the southeast, York, N.D.
TitleO. Pierson farmhouse, exterior side view from the southeast, York, N.D.
Date of Original198-
DescriptionThe 1923 "catalog house" located on the O. Pierson farm is shown in a side view. The white wood lap-siding has been replaced with aluminum, but the shingle siding on the upper level remains orignial in appearance except for color.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAgriculture
Rural views
Subject (LCTGM)Farmhouses
Snow
Farms
Subject (AAT)Arts and Crafts
LocationYork (N.D.)
Decade1980-1989
Item Number32BE23-03
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe O.Pierson farmstead was a "catalog house" ordered from the Gordon Vantine Company in Davenport, Iowa in 1923 by Ralph Pierson. The Arts and Crafts style of the house was popular in North Dakota at that time. Ralph's son Orville began running the family farm in 1950. Since the catalog house came already equipped with electrical wiring, when Baker Electric Cooperative, Inc. ran its first transmission lines between Harlow and Balta and then the second line to York it was a simple matter to hook the home up to electricity. The lights first went on in the Pierson home 1937-11-24. The home was entered into the National Register of Historic Places 1985-08-29.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Archaeology and Historic Preservation Division Collection
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (32BE23-03)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh32BE2303
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