The postcard view shown here depicts the west side of Broadway around 1910, at a time that was perhaps the height of the streetcar era in Fargo. Toggle the slider back and forth to switch between then and now.
The postcard was mailed on May 20th, 1910, to Miss Matilda Anderson in Lyle, Minnesota.
“How are you? We are now at Fargo. Will leave for Marion at 10. It’s so very cold here this morning. We’re having a fine time.” –From Ella
Businesses visible in this view include Alex Stern & Company, the F.W. Woolworths five and dime store, Dakota Trust Company, and Luger Furniture, with a sign that advertises “Furniture, Coffins, and Crockery.”
Although streetcar service ended in Fargo and Moorhead in 1937, there are still places in downtown Fargo–primarily in unseen alleys–where the remnants of Fargo’s streetcar heritage peek through the weathered and worn asphalt. With the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area approaching a quarter-million residents, one might be tempted to wonder if we’ll see a return of the streetcar one day.