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Bunkhouse Hotel (Railroad Crew Change Station)

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Railroad Crew Change Station
1908. Main St. at Railway St.
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

Built as dormitory-style housing for railroad crews, this building is distinctive for its well-maintained, two-toned gray-painted exterior. Shiplap siding was used on the lower level and wooden-shingle siding on the upper story. An exterior ladder for egress is surface mounted at both of the gabled ends. Exposed rafter tails and large brackets ornament the gabled overhangs. Maintained by the local historical society, this bunkhouse still offers room rentals and is occasionally used as lodging for “bone picking” expeditions seeking to discover dinosaur fossils in the surrounding area.

Writing Credits

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


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Bunkhouse Hotel (Railroad Crew Change Station)", [Marmarth, 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, 179-179.

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