November 27, 2013

Rockin’ the Neighborhood

Posted in Bottineau, Photos, Pictures tagged , , at 8:30 pm by stonebankblog

The Stone Bank has some very near relatives that live in the neighborhood — two stone structures of roughly the same vintage are only a steps away.
Blog reader Dave D., of Sioux Falls, S.D., shared three photos with us that he took in 2003.

It looks as if there was some curb and gutter work going on at the time, but Dave’s photos also show how these fine stone buildings have stood the test of time.

stone buildings in Bottineau, ND

Many people in Bottineau still call this the Saunders house, after the family that lived in it for about 50 years. Originally known as the McIntosh house, and built in 1895, it is five years older than the Stone Bank. If you walked past that pine tree at the right, you would soon find yourself standing outside the Stone Bank, about a block away.


Stone structures in Bottineau, ND

This stone storage garage is in the alley behind the old Ace Hardware Store. It’s still there and in use. If you walk up the alley to the left, you will find the Stone Bank.


stone structures in Bottineau, ND

This photo of the Stone Bank was taken in 2003. In those days it had a couple of volunteer trees out back and new sidewalk going in.

These three stone buildings are totally rockin’ the neighborhood. Thanks to Dave, who grew up in Mohall, N.D., for sharing these photos. We hope the next time he passes through Bottineau that he stops to see us at the Stone Bank.

It’s Day 27 of NaBloPoMo — thanks for stopping by.

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