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The Elliot Hotel was owned by Peter Elliot and the location was originally a restaurant in the Stanton House Hotel. In 1887 Peter Elliot became the owner of the building and changed the name to the Elliot House. In 1893 the hotel burned down along with most of downtown Fargo. Following the fire, Mr. Elliot made a makeshift kitchen and dining area from two tents and served food to those effected by the fire. The damages were worth $10,000 more than what his insurance could cover. He could not afford to reopen his business himself, but he collaborated with I. P. Clapp.
NDSU Archives. “Elliot Hotel." https://library.ndsu.edu/fargo-history/.
Photo:“Elliott Hotel | Fargo History.” Accessed November 21, 2016. https://library.ndsu.edu/fargo-history/?q=content/elliott-hotel.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Fargo In Flames