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Removing Capitol cornerstone, Bismarck, N.D.
Removing Capitol cornerstone, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleRemoving Capitol cornerstone, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original1931-01-24
CreatorReid, Russell, 1900-1967
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA crew of men work to extract the cornerstone from the original North Dakota State Capitol building after it was destroyed by fire. The men use sledgehammers in an attempt to release the stone. One man wears overalls with the name "Packard" written on the back.
Ordering Information
General SubjectPolitics & Government
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Capitols
Government facilities
Organization NameNorth Dakota State Capitol (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - Boulevard Avenue E.
Item Number00200-4x5-0147
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryEarly on Sunday morning, December 28, 1930, the capitol building's janitor heard a loud cracking noise. Looking around, he found nothing, but when he went outside, he saw flames leaping from the Senate Chambers on the fourth floor. Though he called the fire department right away, the building was much too engulfed in flames to be saved. The fire destroyed the building except for the two lower floors of the north wing.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionRussell Reid Photograph Collection 00200
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00200-4x5-0147)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh002004x50147
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