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Historic G. M. Hedderich Department Store and Commercial Block

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1925. 122 Main St.

The Hedderich Company began in 1876 as a trading post to serve Fort Buford (WI8). Hedderich’s served Williston customers from this building for half a century as a locally owned and independently managed department store. Topped by a dominating neon-lit scaffold sign, the building is ornamented by its contrasting two-color bands of brickwork with a cream-colored terra-cotta projecting cornice and stone parapet cap, all of which give a modest Arts and Crafts feel to the building. The second-story windows are grouped into sets of three, with ornamental pin-dot “keystones” near the cornice line. A vertical band of metal cladding and applied signage at the prominent corner are apparently associated with a 1960s updating of the store’s image. The building now serves as an antique store with business offices above.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Historic G. M. Hedderich Department Store and Commercial Block", [Williston, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-WI6.

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Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 149-149.

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