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Earle Hotel lobby fireplace covered in ice after fire, Fargo, N.D.
Earle Hotel lobby fireplace covered in ice after fire, Fargo, N.D.
TitleEarle Hotel lobby fireplace covered in ice after fire, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1951-12-15
CreatorOlson, Cal, 1924-2009
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionImage of ice covered fireplace and furniture in the Earle Hotel, Fargo, N.D. after fire. Christmas decorations and a nativity scene are visible on the mantel of the fireplace. A sign reading "Cafe" is visible over the door at left.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Business & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Fires
Lobbies
Hotels
Ice
Interiors
Furniture
Fireplaces
Cr ches (Nativity scenes)
Mantels
Organization NameEarle Hotel (Fargo, N.D.)
Waldorf Hotel (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
Fargo (N.D.) - 7th Street S.
Fargo (N.D.) - 7th Street S. - 00 block
Decade1950-1959
Item Number2098.75
Negative Number2098.75
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Iceles festooned a fireplace on the west wall in the Earle hotel lobby but a nativity Christmas scene on the lower shelf was untouched. The little figures around the manger were intact in their original positions amid the wreckage. Easy chairs and floors are cased in ice which formed from the tons of water poured on the hotel blaze Thursday." - caption with image published in the Fargo Forum & Daily Republican, Dec. 16, 1951, p. 42.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryHotel built originally as the Waldorf Hotel in 1899, and name changed to Earle Hotel close to time of fire. The four alarm fire started about 7 a.m., Thursday December 13, 1951, in the northwest corner of the third floor. Three people were killed, former Fargo postmaster Winfield S. Hooper, age 79; Mabel A. Sampson, age 76, and Catherine Morton, age 84.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionCal Olson Photograph Collection 2098
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/12634
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2098.75)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by Institute for Regional Studies.
Languageeng;
Digital IDco000031
Original SourceNegative
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