Large homes on spacious grounds, old-style street lamps, and mature elm trees complete a fairly accurate picture of turn-of-the-twentieth-century scale and setting that have long made the S. 8th Street neighborhood Fargo’s most desirable residential address. In the early 1980s, when the scale and character of the neighborhood were threatened by proposed street reconstruction and unsympathetic street lighting, a neighborhood association was formed that led to the establishment of Fargo’s first National Register district. Because of the diverse architectural styles with buildings dating from 1885 to 1945, the neighborhood is comparable to Bismarck’s Cathedral Hill Residential District (BL11) and Grand Forks’ Near Southside Residential Historic District (GF11). The broad range of architectural styles employed between 1885 and 1945 are well represented here, unlike residential districts where one or two styles predominate, such as North Fargo Builders’ Residential Historic District (CS43) and Grand Forks’ Riverside Park Residential Neighborhood (GF27).
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South Eighth Street Residential District
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