Built in 1916 as the Van Horn Hotel, named for the building’s architect – local resident Arthur Van Horn, who is perhaps best known for designing the Belle Mehus Auditorium and State Penitentiary. Hotel was originally financed and owned by Edmond Hughes, and later owned by Neil Churchill, who renamed it Prince Hotel. The hotel would once again be renamed Kensington Hotel prior to closing in the 1970s. The building now houses apartments.
Housed within the hotel was the Blue Blazer Lounge.
GALLERYSaint Mary’s Central High School
Saint Mary’s Central High opened in February 1952. It is a private Catholic-based school...
Kirkwood Mall Interior in 2009
Kirkwood Mall drastically changed Bismarck’s retail landscape when Paul Wachter opened it in April...
Dairy Queen on Broadway Avenue
Bismarck’s first Dairy Queen, opened in 1949 on the edge of downtown. This Dairy...
Street Scene: State Street Near Century...
State Street Near Century Avenue. Country Inn & Suites, Hooters, and Wendy’s are visible.
Rock'n 50's Cafe
The Rock’n 50’s Cafe is a popular spot within Gateway Fashion Mall.
Stadium Sports Bar/The Lodge
Located on East Divide Avenue near Bismarck State College. This originally housed Tropical Island...