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Hotel McKenzie roof garden, Bismarck, N.D.
Hotel McKenzie roof garden, Bismarck, N.D.
TitleHotel McKenzie roof garden, Bismarck, N.D.
Date of Original192-
DescriptionPeople dance at the roof garden at the Hotel McKenzie in downtown Bismarck. Other people sit and eat meals at tables arranged around the perimeter of the dance floor. An inset picture shows the hotel located at the corner of Main Avenue and 5th Street in downtown Bismarck.
Ordering Information
General SubjectBusiness & Industry
Social Life & Customs
Subject (LCTGM)Hotels
Roof gardens
Dance parties
Organization NamePatterson Hotel (Bismarck, N.D.)
LocationBismarck (N.D.)
AddressBismarck (N.D.) - 5th Street
Bismarck (N.D.) - Main Avenue - 400 block
Item Number10989-08-02
Format of OriginalPostcards
Transcription"Hotel McKenzie, the pride of North Dakota. Absolutely fire proof, European, North Dakota's only roof garden. Edwd. G. Patterson, owner and proprietor, Bismarck, N.D."--Printed on front of postcard.
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
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10989-08-02)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh109890802
OCLC number17950120
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