Northern Route

[tps_header]Downtown Fargo Audio Walking Tour: Northern Route[/tps_header]

Stop 1: Great Northern Depot – 425 Broadway (Contributing)

Samuel Bartlett, a friend of Empire Builder James J. Hill, designed a string of depots, including this one, along the Great Northern Railway through North Dakota to Glacier Park, Montana. The depot was designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, in dark red brick with a rusticated sandstone foundation and tile roof. The American Railway Express Building to the east of the depot was built to match the depot. James J. Hill’s 36,000-square-foot home in St. Paul is also a Richardsonian Romanesque building. The depot was constructed in 1906.