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Black Building, Fargo, N.D.
Black Building, Fargo, N.D.
TitleBlack Building, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1940?
DescriptionView of the upper portions of a tall building. The signs for "Black Bldg." and "Sears" are clearly visible.
Ordering Information
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Buildings
Department stores
Office buildings
Personal NameBlack, George M.
Organization NameSears, Roebuck and Company
Black Building (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
AddressFargo (N.D.) - Broadway - 100 block
Item Number00075-570
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"B. M. Holt 526 14th St So Fargo, N.D. 1 of 3 of 40 Class 'C'"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryGeorge M. Black opened his first Fargo business in 1912. In 1929 Sears, Roebuck & Co. reached an agreement with Black to buy his property. Black used the proceeds to build the tall addition on to the two original floors, which housed the Sears, Roebuck & Co. store. The building was the tallest in North Dakota until the completion of the new Capitol in 1934.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionHistorical Data Project Photograph Collection 00075
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00075-570)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh00075570
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