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Devils Lake in Ramsey County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Keating's Furniture Annex

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 15, 2012
1. Keating's Furniture Annex Marker
Inscription.  On the site of the parking lot to the west, stood one of the city's landmark buildings. Last known as Keating's Furniture Annex, the building housed several businesses through the years and was razed in 1994 as part of the Ramsey National Bank and Trust Company Expansion.

The building was constructed in 1909-1910 and was originally the home of the Horton Motor Company, a pioneer automobile dealership. Later it became the Devils Lake Auto Shop and continued to house car dealers and auto repair shops including the Moffet Garage and Schommer Nash. Keating's was the final occupant of the building.

The building stood on a historical commercial street in the Central Business District. Its architectural detailing and horizontal expression may have reflected the owner's willingness to invest extra money on embellishments and to opt for length rather than height, perhaps to symbolize his confidence in the future of the city and his business. The storefront facade consisted of a brick masonry bearing wall with street level entrances. Special decorative features included a Corbeled brick cornice and Corbeled brick window hoods at the 1st
Marker detail: Keating's Furniture Annex image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Keating's Furniture Annex
and 2nd floor windows. Decorative expression was further enhanced by joining the window hoods to form a simplified "fret" pattern across the front facade. Upper floor windows were narrow and regularly spaced while the main floor windows were larger and spaced to allow entrance doors.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 48° 6.695′ N, 98° 51.734′ W. Marker is in Devils Lake, North Dakota, in Ramsey County. Marker is on 4th Street Northeast east of 2nd Avenue Northeast (Railroad Avenue), on the right when traveling east. Marker is located near the sidewalk at the northwest corner of the Ramsey National Bank building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 4th Street Northeast, Devils Lake ND 58301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Downtown Devils Lake Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Landing of the Steamboat "Minnie H." (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Keating's Furniture Annex Marker image. Click for full size.
3. Keating's Furniture Annex Marker
(Ramsey National Bank in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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