Fargo attorney Samuel G. Roberts was one of the original six alderman of Fargo. It was in his office on April 12, 1875, that the city's officially elected government first met. Roberts was also a founder of the First National Bank—Fargo's first public bank, which opened in March 1878.
Roberts' home, originally built in 1882, was located at 202 Roberts Street. The house was moved (in two pieces!) in 1920 to 1115 South Eighth Street. In that year, Ruth Roberts married Gilbert Haggart (son of John Haggart, one the area's earliest settlers) and the Roberts home became (and still is) known as the Haggart house.