Pioneer Life Building

Pioneer Life building.

The Pioneer Life Insurance Company was incorporated on September 17, 1907. In 1910 the company built an office building at the northeast corner of 1st Avenue North and Roberts Street (627-641 1st Avenue N). The company was first headed by L. B. Hanna, and in 1909 by William A. Scott. The Pioneer Life Insurance company appears to have left the building in about 1917. The upper floors remained home to a number of different officess through the years, an eventually became the Dolund Apartments. In 2000, the upper floors of the building was renovated and became the Dakotah Pioneer House, and the Mental Health Clinic. The street level of the building has been home to a variety of shops during the life of the building.

Fargo and Moorhead City Directory. Fargo, 1881-1927.
"Home of the Pioneer Life" Fargo Forum and Daily Republican (27 July 1910): 31.
"Fifty millions of dollars of life insurance carried by Fargo residents" Fargo Forum and Daily Republican (21 June 1909): 5