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Soo Hotel / Princess Hotel / Patterson Annex

By | Last Modified: May 5, 2017
Former Soo Hotel / Patterson Annex

Built in 1906 by Edward Patterson, the Soo Hotel remained in operation until the late 1970s. Patterson later named it “Princess Hotel” as a spoof on the Prince Hotel, owned by his chief rival Edmond Hughes. Hotel was again renamed Patterson Annex shortly after.

When it was originally built, it was the last building on the block. For a short time, it was also the tallest building in Bismarck. The Patterson Hotel, completed in 1910, was built flush against the building. A walkway was opened between the two hotels so patrons of the Soo Hotel could benefit from the amenities of the Patterson.

The original “Soo Hotel” nameplate is still visible on the north side of the building. Today the building houses apartments on the upper floors and retail on the main floor.

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