Living on First Avenue
1st Avenue is thought primarily as a business district but many people lived there as well. The Improvement Building, between the YMCA and the Grand Theater was principally a residential building. Similarly, the Pioneer Life Building was home to more families than businesses.
The family photo to the upper right (taken in 1947 or 1948) looks east on 1st Avenue and we can see Whitman's office supply store, the Store Without a Name, Royal Jewelers, and Daveau's.
The young men are Jerry Moseman and Bobby Korum. Jerry lived in the Pioneer Life Building.
This was taken at almost the same place on 1st Avenue. Shown are Bobby Korum and Allan Johnson.
This photo was taken in front of Daveau's Music Store and shows Leroy Jacobson and Bobby Korum.
Although postcard manufacturers seem loath to show pictures of it, snow happens in Fargo. This family picture from the winter of 1947 looks west on 1st Avenue from Broadway.
But after the snow, the islands call, and Den 6 of Fargo's Cub Scouts are prepared. Pictured are Jerry Moseman, David Wallace, Allan Johnson, and Bobby Korum in the Pioneer Life Courtyard in 1946-1947.