Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Early Evolution of Main Street – Part 3
1916 -- looking north from what is now Third Ave. --- in the middle of the intersection of Main Street and Second Ave. was the horse/dog watering fountain which arrived in 1911. Businesses you would see on the west side of the street included Valker’s Greenhouse, The Fair Store, Public Drug Co., the Lyceum Theater, Arcade Theater, Second National Bank and the Orpheum Theater. Some of the businesses on the east side of Main Street included the Jacobson Opera House, (which also was the home to Jacobson Hardware, the Opera Barber and Bath House, Union National Bank and the Post Office). Other busineses on the east side of Main St were Ward Count Abstract Company, Grow Clothing, the Branch Store, the Dacotah Hotel, Rowans’s Undertaking Parlor, Minot Plumbing & Heating and Minot Light, Power and Telephone Co.