Ellendale Area Driving Tour

Places of historical interest around the town of Ellendale, North Dakota

Ellendale Area Driving Tour

Ellendale, North Dakota 58436, United States

Created By: Coleman Memorial Museum

Tour Information

This is a project begun on Sept. 6, 2017, by Ken Smith, in conjunction with the Coleman Museum and Ellendale Historical Society.


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What You'll See on the Tour

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50 Main - Coleman Memorial Museum (Originally Farmers National Bank)

50 Main - Coleman Memorial Museum (Originally Farmers National Bank) This building has served three vital functions in the community.  Originally a bank, it later housed the residence and practice of Ellendale's premier dentist, Dr. Loren ... Read more
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105 Main - Ellendale Opera House

105 Main - Ellendale Opera House This beautiful 3-story brick structure—listed on the National Register of Historic Places—was built following the 1908 fire that destroyed much of Ellendale west of Main Street.  Local businessmen belie... Read more
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281 & Main - Brandenburger Park / Walk of Fame Plaques

281 & Main - Brandenburger Park / Walk of Fame Plaques The Ellendale Walk of Fame is a community effort to honor Hometown Ellendale citizens who have made particularly significant contributions to the town's advancement and who have had... Read more
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95 Main St W. - Dickey Hotel / Nodak Hotel & Cafe Site

95 Main St W. - Dickey Hotel / Nodak Hotel & Cafe Site Places to room were utterly essential to Ellendale’s early years.  The northwest corner of Ellendale’s main intersection is now vacant, but it was the site of two hotels until ... Read more
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100 Main - Starion / 1st National Bank

100 Main - Starion / 1st National Bank This building was the largest brick structure in the business district when it was built in 1906.  The First National Bank had its roots in a bank started in 1892 by F.B. Gannon in a structure located... Read more
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121 Main - Baldwin Building / Dickey County Abstract & Title

This elegant building, constructed after the big 1916 fire, was the headquarters for Dickey County’s largest centrally managed farming operation.  George Baldwin of Wisconsin, an extraordinarily successful investor, had amassed 300,000 a... Read more
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144 Main - Corner Corral / North American Creamery / L.S. Jones General Merchandise Store

144 Main - Corner Corral / North American Creamery / L.S. Jones General Merchandise Store This long, narrow brick building at the east corner of the central block of south main was the site of the L.S. Jones General Merchandise Store.  Jon... Read more
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216 Main - DMV / Dickey County Leader Office

216 Main - DMV / Dickey County Leader Office This building, completed in late 1916, was the second home of the Dickey County Leader, Ellendale’s oldest newspaper.  The original building, which was on the same site, was destroyed in the b... Read more
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55 3rd Ave. S. - City Hall, Water Tower

55 3rd Ave. S. - City Hall, Water Tower 1914 was a good year for Ellendale advancement, as it marked the completion of a new City Hall building, and the beginning of a municipal electrical generation plant. The new brick City Hall, built, a... Read more
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301 Main - Bjornstad Park / Ellendale Municipal Pump House

301 Main - Bjornstad Park / Ellendale Municipal Pump House The Harold Bjornstad Park was restored and in 1975 it received the Bicentennial Award for municipal beautifucation.  The small building houses a water pump that was used for the mu... Read more
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Fred and Ina Graham Home (presently owned by Ken Schmierer)

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Hector H. Perry House (College President's House After the late 1930s)

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13
College Sign and Former Campus Entryway

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14
Men's Dorm (Built 1968); Presently Kessler/Shneck Hall

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World War I Service Stone

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16
Dacotah Hall (Now Davidson Hall)

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17
Model Elementary School (later student union, music practice hall)

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College Garden

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Flemington House

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20
Zion Lutheran Church

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Railroad Avenue

Railroad Avenue, running parallel to the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul line, angles slightly to the northwest.  This required some ingenuity on the part of the architects who built the Opera House Block and the Farmers National Bank (n... Read more
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Dickey County Couthouse

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321 N. 1st St, - Ellendale Public School

321 N. 1st St, - Ellendale Public School The history of the Ellendale Public School is so long and rich that it deserves the full accounting it received in Ellendale's Sesquicentennial Book.  Click here to download a pdf (7 pages): http://... Read more
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Rosedale Estate

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25
Ellendale Aerological Station Site

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Ellendale City Cemetery

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St. Helena's Cemetery

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Great Northern Railbed

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Ellendale Farmer Sculpture

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D & D Drive In

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Lynde Field

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Dickey County Fairgrounds

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Van Meter School (Original Location)

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Great Northern Railbed (partially visible)

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Silverleaf, ND

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