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Family Tree of Patrick L. Owens

Updated July 26, 2001

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  • A postcard of the original Powers Hotel in Fargo, (56 KB)
    Advertised as "Fargo's Only Modern Fireproof Hotel," the Powers was built in 1914 by Thomas F. Powers. It was a family-run hotel from the time it opened on the northwest corner of Broadway and Fourth Avenue North (400 Broadway) until it closed on October 17, 1981. The hotel's Classical Revival-style were designed by the Hancock Brothers. It was originally built with three floors, as seen in this postcard (dated 1916). In approximately 1919, two floors were added from plans by William F. Kurke. The Powers family were the first name in the Fargo hotel industry for many years. In addition to their namesake hotel, they owned, at one time or another, the Waldorf, the Gardner, and the Fargoan hotels.
  • Clara Playfair at the University of Idaho 1899 (36 KB)
    This photograph of the UI class of 1899 shows seven male students and six female students, including UI's first African American student Jennie Eva Hughes, seated in the first row, second from right. The nearly equal number of men and women students -- typical during UI's early years -- enhanced the perception that the West opened more doors for women seeking a college education. Statistics such as these leave a false impression, however.
  • Looking west along Sherman Avenue, 1928. (15 KB)
    On the bottom left is the Blackwell House and to the west is the William Dollar house. Across the street is the F. A. blackwell house (he built the one across the street for his son). Next door is the J. C. White house. The mill at the base of Tubbs Hill operated until about 1931.
  • The Lobby of the Gardner Hotel in 1911 (54 KB)
    The Gardner Hotel was a prestigious hotel when it was built in 1909. It was designed by the Hancock Brothers and was named after Frank Gardner, one of the large stockholders. The hotel was purchased in 1932 by the Powers brothers. They in turn sold the hotel in 1969 to William Kenney. He sold the hotel to a religious organization in September 1974. This photo dated 1911, shows the lobby of the Gardner Hotel.
  • Robert Dollar and Family (19 KB)
    Rear- (Robert) Stanley and Mrs Dollar., Robert Stanley Dollar Jr., J Harold and Mrs Dollar. Robert Dollar is front center
  • Matches from the Powers Hotel Coffee Shop (17 KB)
    The matchbook from the Powers Hotel Coffee Shop reads: "Decidedly Different" "One of Americas Finest Restaurants"
  • A Postcard from the Dollar Steamship Lines (38 KB)
    This Dollar Steamship Lines postcard advertised offices in Boston, MA, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, as well as 5th Avenue and Broadway in New York City.
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