Minot Memories is a blog that pertains to the city of Minot, ND. It is brief glimpses of people, places, things and events of Minot's past that will provide some insight into the history of Minot. This photo Main Street looking south from the railroad tracks about 1940
Monday, February 17, 2014
Parker Motors/Parler Auditorium – The Parker Auditorium
was located on the top floor of the Parker Motor Company 0n First Street SW.
(Across the street from what is now the Blue Rider Bar). The Parker Motor Co.
was the Dodge Dealer early on and was eventually purchased and owned by Don Moe
and became Don Moe Dodge. The Parker Auditorium was on the third floor and was
used for many different events from boxing matches to conventions and roller
skating on the weekends. It burned in the early 1950’. The only thing that
saved the rest of the building was there was a double floor in the Auditorium
and it did not burn through the second floor before the fire was contained.