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Pioneer Building, Fargo, N.D.
Pioneer Building, Fargo, N.D.
TitlePioneer Building, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1970-12
DescriptionSouth facade of the five story brick Pioneer Life Insurance Building located at 625-639 1st Avenue N. View is taken from the from the southeast. Businesses visible are Northwest Orient Airlines, McShane's, Petite Beauty Salon, A-1 Olson Typewriters, and Gross Jewelers. A portion of the Walker Building at 621 1st Avenue N., is visible at right, with the Yarn Shop business visible. A Christmas decoration is visible on a light pole in front of the building.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectCity & Town Life
Business & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Commercial facilities
Business districts
Commercial streets
Christmas decorations
Airline industry
Gift shops
Jewelry stores
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
Organization NameNorthwest Airlines, inc.
McShane's Gifts (Fargo, N.D.)
A-1 Olson Typewriter Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Petite Beauty Salon (Fargo, N.D.)
Gross Jewelers (Fargo, N.D.)
Yarn Shop (Fargo, N.D.)
Walker Block
Pioneer Life Building (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - 1st Avenue N.
Fargo (N.D.) - 1st Avenue N. - 600 block
Item Number2054.15.195
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 12 cm.
Transcription"Bdwy to Roberts, Pioneer Bldg., 1 Ave. N., N. side, Dec. 70" - handwitten on back of print.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/History"Turn east on First Avenue N. The building on the corner at 621-23 First Avenue N. is the 1910 Pioneer Life Insurance building. Its four stories are dark yellow brick, with a butter joint, decorated with stone trim. Square corner towers form a parapet above the cornice. The date block announces '1910, ' and is typical of many Fargo buildings in the downtown area." - Fargo's Heritage, by Norene A. Roberts. 1983, p. 56.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionOscar Forness Photograph Collection 2054
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2054.15.195)
Digital IDrs006813
Original SourcePhotograph
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