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Waldorf Hotel and Fargo House, Fargo, N.D.
Waldorf Hotel and Fargo House, Fargo, N.D.
TitleWaldorf Hotel and Fargo House, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1910 and 1914
CreatorJohnson & Olson
Creator RolePhotographers
DescriptionImages of two brick hotel buildings. The top building is the Waldorf Hotel. The bottom building is the Fargo House hotel.
Ordering Information
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Art & Architecture
Subject (LCTGM)Hotels
Photographic postcards
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
Organization NameWaldorf Hotel (Fargo, N.D.)
Fargo House (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
AddressFargo (N.D.) - Front Street
Item Number0032-FO-05-09
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Transcription"From Perry Bloomquist (no signature) Postmark Sept. 5, 1910"--Handwritten on front of postcard. "From Mike Balere proprietor of Fargo House, Postmark Dec. 26, 1914. Balere was friend from Smaland (?) he is related by marriage to Wadesons at Alice, N.D."--Handwritten on front of postcard.
"Fargo, House Hotel, where family stayed when in Fargo. Mike Balere, friend from Smaland (?) was proprietor. 1914 or earlier. Johnson & Olson, Alexandria, Minn. Bottom card post marked Dec. 26, 1914"--Handwritten on 3x5 card attached to the two postcards.
NotesJohnson & Olson of Alexandria, Minn., photographers.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe Waldorf Hotel was built in 1899. In 1942 the hotel was sold, and the name changed to the Milner Hotel. The name was changed again shortly thereafter to the Earle Hotel. The hotel was located on 7th and Front Street (now Main Avenue). The first Fargo House hotel was built in 1883. The building pictured above was the newer hotel built around the turn of the century on Fourth Street and Front Street.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (0032-FO-05-09)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh0032FO0509
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