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Valley City Ace Hardware

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1883; 1936 storefront renovated. 224 Central Ave. N

Believed to be the oldest surviving of four original Ace Hardware franchises in the United States, George and Olga Fogarty operated this hardware store into the 1950s. Built as a hardware store in 1883, this distinctive building was extensively remodeled in 1936 under a New Deal federal work relief program, the Modernization Credit Plan (MCP). Vitrolite structural glass facing panels were installed around the storefront display windows. The Vitrolite panels are an important character-defining feature of this Ace Hardware store’s association with Streamline Moderne.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Valley City Ace Hardware", [Valley City, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-BA5.

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Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 61-61.

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