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Gardner Hotel, Fargo, N. Dak.
Gardner Hotel, Fargo, N. Dak.
TitleGardner Hotel, Fargo, N. Dak.
Date of Original1922?
DescriptionView of five-story brick hotel building. There is a prominant cornice at the top of the building. Above one of the entrances to the building is a canopy with the word "Gardner" on it. At the corner of the building is a barber pole, and a sign that states "Barber Shop". There are five automobiles in the scene. On a neighboring building is a sign that states "Pioneer Electric Corporation".
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Hotels
Public utility companies
Barber poles
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
Subject (AAT)Classical Revival
Organization NameGardner Hotel (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - Roberts Street - 0-26 block
Fargo (N.D.) - Roberts Street
Fargo (N.D.) - 1st Avenue N. - 600 block
Fargo (N.D.) - 1st Avenue N.
Item Number2001.66.22
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Gelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 14 cm.
Publisher of OriginalFargo Film Finishing Co. (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Fargo, N.D. Dear Lena. Just a line to let you know I got to Fargo fine. Its a fine looking city of about 40, 000. I am going to work in the morning. Hope you are o.k. Will write befor long. You can send your letters to Box 514 - Fargo, N.D. Love & kisses. Hans." - Handwritten on back of postcard.
NotesTitle printed on front of postcard.
Photographer unknown.
ContributorHancock Bros. (Fargo, N.D.)
Contributor RoleArchitect
Biography/History"At the north end of the block is the Gardner Hotel, built in 1908 from plans by the Hancock Brothers. It is the most elaborate Classical Revival structure in downtown Fargo. Note the paired bricketed metal cornice and foliated metal frieze, the brick quoins at the corners of the walls, the stone balustrade over the Roberts Street enterance, and the egg and dart trim at the tops of the corner piers above the first story." From Fargo's Heritage, by Norene A. Roberts. 1983.
Bibliographic ReferenceRoberts, Norene A. Fargo's Heritage. Fargo, N.D.: Fargo Heritage Society, 1983. p.55.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionRonald Olin's Fargo, N.D. Photograph Collection 2001
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2001.66.22)
Digital IDrs000120
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