Front Street in the 1880s
This photograph of Front Street (taken about 1880) faces southeast from the Headquarters Hotel overlooking at Front Street south of Broadway. This photograph was taken by F. J. Haynes. On the right, one can see the United Block, built in 1878.
This photograph of Front Street (taken about 1880) faces southeast from the Headquarters Hotel overlooking at Front Street east of Broadway, which runs through the bottom of the photograph.
On the far right, one can see the east edge of the United Block, built in 1878. Between Front Street and the Northern Pacific Railroad tracks, are several farm machinery companies.
The image above is one-half of a stereoview photograph by Haynes in 1880. It is a picture of Front Street looking west from Broadway.
This engraving depicts the south side of Front Street in the early 1880s. The viewer is looking from the Headquarters Hotel. The Northern Pacific Railroad tracks would be just below the bottom of the picture. Most of the picture depicts the Northern Pacific Park. The bandstand is on the east end (left side) of the park. Toward the center left, one can see the intersection of Broadway and Front Street. The three-story building just to the left of the bandstand is A. L. Moody's. The engraving identifies the Moody's building as the W. A. Yerxa store. To the left (east) of Moody's is the United Block. The building is identified in the engraving as the Stevens, Quincy, & Co. building.
Moving west (right), we come to the First National Bank on the corner of Front Street and Broadway. The building to the west of the bank is identified as the Grant & Polk building. The three-story building in the upper left center is identified as the O. J. deLendrecie building. This is likely his second building as the first was further east and the third was on the corner of Front Street and Seventh Street. The Park Hotel is identified as the third building west of deLendrecie's.
The large, three-story building in the upper right is the Sherman House hotel on the southwest corner of Front Street and Seventh Street.