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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Windsor & Scandinavian Hotel

The Windsor Hotel was on the corner of 1st St and 1st Ave. SE. This is where the old YMCA was located. The Scandinavian Hotel was on the east side of the block on1st Avenue, just east of the Blue Rider Bar. The original Soo Line Depot was across the street, on Third Street SE. When the early settlers arrived at the Soo Line Depot, they would see they Scandinavian Hotel. Most if not all of the Scandinavian languages were spoken here. Many of the early pioneers in the northwestern part of the state arrived at the Soo Line depot and may have stayed at the Scandinavian Hotel. Eventually the Scandinavain Hotel was demolished to make room for an expansion on the Windsor Hotel.


1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy reading your blog. My Minot High Class of '61 has a link which highlighted this entry which was from before I started following you. My grandmother Mabel Travis was the proprietor of the Windsor Hotel (don't know if that meant she owned or managed it - the hotel stationery I have just states proprietor) I'm wondering if you have any other information about the Windsor? I have some photos of me and my brother and sister and cousins in the parking lot and I may have lived there with Grandma for a time. Just wondering. Love the photo!!