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Commercial Building (Andrews Hotel, Dakota House Hotel)

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Andrews Hotel, Dakota House Hotel
1883. Lenham Ave. at 10th St. SE
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

This straightforward two-story building shows a commercial version of Greek Revival influence. Its hipped and decked roof is lined with pairs of shell brackets within a frieze band tucked under the eaves above uniformly spaced two-over-two windows. Window hoods and sills are emphasized by a wider horizontal trim board below the second-story sills, and most of a shed-roofed, post-supported porch survives, wrapping the corner. In all, this unassuming former hotel is not without a rhythm and aesthetic balance. The building was commandeered as an influenza clinic and hospital in 1918 during the Spanish flu epidemic. It is currently unoccupied and waiting a new use.

Writing Credits

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


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Commercial Building (Andrews Hotel, Dakota House Hotel)", [Cooperstown, 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, 64-64.

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