(24) Fargo Mercantile

Built: 1910

Address: 321 North River Street

A corner entrance highlights the Fargo Mercantile Building with pilasters flanking the double-door entry. Once again, a flared pediment tops the second floor with the construction date in the tympanum. Modillions appear along the cornice line while a second story door shows where a balcony once existed. Pilasters also divide the front with corrugated translucent tile or luma panes on the upper lights of the stone windows. On the north side, toward the rear, are roundels (circular windows), which is unusual for this type of construction. Colored tiles spell out the name of Fargo Mercantile, but more impressive is one of the best preserved interiors in the state. Especially significant is the ornate, stamped metal ceilings. 

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