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Plainsman Apartments (Plainsman Downtown Hotel)
This five-story hotel was built in response to the region’s first substantial oil boom. Reportedly it was built within weeks after the discovery of oil on the basis of a stock offering that attracted eleven hundred local investors. The International Style hotel is constructed in two colors of contrasting brick to emphasize the horizontal bands of windows, and is adorned only by a shallow wraparound canopy and the vertical illuminated sign with the hotel’s name. Northwestern North Dakota again struggles with the need for residential accommodation in its current oil boom. In 1985, this former hotel was renovated for residential apartments.
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