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Friday, December 20, 2013

Building Boom - 1953

1953 – 60 Years Ago – Building Boom – Many projects under construction  in 1953 – the building permits were expected to exceed $3 million. The Municipal Auditorium, (the largest project at $750,000) was under construction as was Minot Motor Service. The second largest project was the new Elks Club ($359,000) – now the home of Restore at Broadway and 2nd Ave SW…. The Eagles Club (Chicago Club) was getting a $61,000 addition, Diamonds Dept. Store (Barley Pop) on 2nd St NW (North Broadway) was to open in October…. The Empire Theater on Main Street was under construction… Washington and Sunnyside Schools were each getting an addition

 Boiler going into basement of Motor Service
 Municipal Auditorium construction
Diamond's Dept. Store - N Broadway