Fargo, ND

There are many reasons to love Fargo, North Dakota, but to the list, which includes the film Fargo, I would like to add their post office, built circa 1887, shown in this postcard from 1905, at 1st Avenue North & Roberts Street. Right around this time, the building was renovated, a third floor added and the bell tower removed.

Only the entrance columns survived. This building served as the Post Office until 1930, when it was replaced by the lot-filling box below.

 

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4 thoughts on “Fargo, ND

  1. I was born in Fargo a long time ago and am familiar with just about every building in town but this one certainly does stump me. Many buildings were “modernized” and still look similar to the original structure but I have to admit, this one is something I’ve never seen unless it burned shortly after it was built. What was this building? Does the postcard say?

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