117 Broadway, Fargo, ND
The 22 unique Bostad Apartments were created through the painstaking redevelopment of the upper two floors of the Bristol Building on Broadway, originally built in 1907.
The building at 117 Broadway was once home to Bristol and Sweet Harness Co., a harness shop founded by Frederick and Ida M. (Sweet) Bristol. When Bristol and Sweet moved to a location on 5th Street, this building designed by Hancock Brothers architectural firm was purchased in 1922 by Charles Reineke. Reineke was the founder of WDAY radio and he used this space to house his station there, which was the first radio station in the northwest and one of the first 100 in the nation.
This three-story building is a classical revival design with two recessed bays, separated by center and end brick pilasters, sitting on rough sandstone piers at the first story. These design aspects remain today and are preserved by Bostad’s design choices.
From its deteriorated 115 + year old condition, to the completely modernized apartments with true historic character, Bostad is an expression of historic adaptation and the ability to repair and update, while simultaneously preserving and protecting a structure’s unique features and place in a community.
Inspired by Scandinavian design while also paying tribute to the building’s heritage, Bostad blends our region’s Nordic ties with a rich history of downtown itself. In the heart of downtown Fargo, these distinctive flats by Kilbourne Group deliver urban views and unparalleled access to the amenities of downtown.
Read more about Bostad from Design & Living Magazine.