The Arrival of Row Housing

Looking southeast from Headquarters Hotel, Fall 1876

Looking southeast from Headquarters Hotel along Front Street (Main Avenue) shows a billiard hall, Rogers & Kimball, Maple Rooms, a meat market and other buildings. A group is playing croquet in the foreground, and a flagpole can bee seen far right [North Dakota State University Archives, Digital ID: rs000951]

Row construction allowed for quick and efficient “business-raising” where new enterprises could be in operation seemingly overnight and able to accommodate nearly any kind of commercial business imaginable. With easy and convenient access, the arrival of business set an elevated standard operating procedure for additional expansion and inclusion of new business and industry.

-Stacy M. Reikowsky, Digital History 2012

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