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Dagen’s Grocery (Ole Johnson and Son Hotel and Store)

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Ole Johnson and Son Hotel and Store
1905. 616 Central Ave.
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

Dagen’s Grocery housed the first post office in town, and a hotel, store, and cream and egg station. The exterior of the store is clad in pressed metal, while the adjacent cream and egg station has false-brick asphalt covering. Both buildings are especially rich in historic enameled-metal signage. As a social center for many years, Dagen’s has remained almost unaltered. It now serves as a seasonal local historic museum interpreting small-town commercial architecture.

Writing Credits

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



Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Dagen’s Grocery (Ole Johnson and Son Hotel and Store)", [Jud, 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, 216-216.

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