Building Database, Historic Downtown Buildings Database, City of Fargo

Downtown Fargo’s Historic Buildings Database Project

The purpose of this project is to inspire a greater appreciation and understanding of the historic buildings of downtown Fargo. The city of Fargo has a rich and distinct history, and the buildings of downtown are integral artifacts that help us understand and interpret that history.

The Building Database includes historic data on more than four hundred buildings in the Renaissance Zone and the Downtown Historic District.  Information has been compiled on the date of construction, architect and/or contractor, architectural style, and the original and current uses of the buildings. This section also provides information on how to research the history of a building, and includes maps of the downtown Renaissance Zone area.

The Renaissance Zone section provides property owners with information on how to apply for tax credits for rehabilitating historic buildings located in the Renaissance Zone.

The National Register section includes information about properties located downtown that are listed on the National Register of Historic places, as well as guidelines to applying for a historic register distinction for a property.

The Teacher Resources section provides information on how to use this database in a classroom, how to find sample lesson plans that  focus on preservation, and other information that can help inspire a greater historical awareness of the local community.

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15 Broadway, First National Bank, NDIRS 51.4.7

419-421 NP Ave, Porritt Building, NDIRS 2047.3

511 2nd Ave N, Branck Vulcanizing, NDIRS 2006.06.02


Department of Planning and Development
City Hall, 200 3rd Street North   Fargo, ND  58102
Phone: 701-241-1474      Fax:  701-241-1526
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