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Patterson Hotel billboard, outside Fargo, N.D.
Patterson Hotel billboard, outside Fargo, N.D.
TitlePatterson Hotel billboard, outside Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original192-?
DescriptionA billboard likely located outside Fargo, N.D. advertises the Patterson Hotel located in Bismarck. The billboard reads "200 miles west you will find the only fireproof hotel in Bismarck. Ed. Patterson, follow the big letter "P." Special rates to tourists, rooms with bath $1.50 up." A barn and field with crops are visible in the background behind the billboard.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectAgriculture
Business & Industry
Subject (LCTGM)Billboards
Hotels
Barns
Plants
Advertisements
Organization NamePatterson Hotel (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Decade1920-1929
Item Number10989-09-01
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThe Patterson Hotel, originally named the McKenzie Hotel, was built in 1910 by Edward G. Patterson. It opened on January 1, 1911 in time for the legislative sessions that year. It was renamed the Patterson Hotel in 1928. Originally it was eight stories high and topped with a roof garden, but two complete and two partial floors were later added, bringing the total height to 12 stories.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionEdward G. Patterson Papers Mss 10989
Collection Finding AidConsult http://history.nd.gov/archives/manuscripts/inventory/10989.html
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10989-09-01)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh109890901
OCLC number17950120
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