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Syndicate Block and Elliott Hotel Annex

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1893, Millard and Joy; 1899 annex, Hancock Brothers. 1st Ave. N and N. Broadway
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

These two connected buildings are part of the post-Great Fargo Fire reconstruction investment by Peter Elliott, a onetime riverboat captain and Fargo entrepreneur, who obtained the financial participation of several local investors, thus the name bestowed on the Syndicate Block. The half-block-long building accommodated Elliott’s hotel upstairs that was accessed solely by means of a single open interior stair from the lobby, a configuration that is baffling in light of the 1893 fire. The Broadway frontage was by the St. Paul, Minnesota, firm of D. W. Millard and Charles E. Joy. The most defining feature of their design, a prominent corner turret, has been removed. The north-facing Elliott Hotel Annex (1899) around the corner provided much-improved access to the upper-story sleeping rooms. The annex is one of Hancock Brothers more delightful Classical Revival designs, with semicircular arches, modillions, roundels, display window transoms, and a projecting pressed-metal cornice.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Syndicate Block and Elliott Hotel Annex", [Fargo, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 34-34.

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