Austin Western Company


Austin Western Company


Outdoor photo, probably taken in the 1930s. 1 building is located in the center of the photo, and is located on Villard St. The building to the left has a date of 1893 on the top of it, with words St. Charles Hotel below the date. A sign hands out from the building with the words St. Charles Hotel, St. Charles Cafe on it. To the right of this sign are the words St. Charles Hotel at the top of the building again and another St. Charles Hotel sign below it. On the 1st floor, windows say Cafe and Hotel St. Charles. A Bell Telephone sign is attached to one window by the entrance to the Hotel. To the right of the entrance is a awning with the words Nicola's Groceries and on the front window Salon Nicola, Gen. Merchandise. To the right of this store is a cafe with the word Lunches above the door, and sign that say Nehi and Model and a sign in the front window that reads Chocolate Shop. Finally, a Montana-Dakota Power Co. sign hangs from the building. Across the street, is a Tig's Service Station, with a sign that says Red Crown Gasoline. 2 gas pumps can be seen. To the left of the St. Charles is another building (the Kihm building) with a sign that says Billiards and signs in front of a window say Malted Milk A Specialty and Hamburgers also an awning says Hamburgers on it. In front of the building are seen cars and one van with a sign on it reads Oscar H. Wills & co. Seeds, Trees, Flowers. Also seen are 2 lamp posts.


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black and white Kodak Nitrate Film





Temporal Coverage

Dickinson, ND

Original Format

Nitrate Film Negatives

Physical Dimensions

5 x 7

Cataloguer's Notes

No receipt.

Physical Location

Box 111

Ordering Info


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“Austin Western Company,” Southwestern North Dakota Digital Archive At the Dickinson Museum Center, accessed July 18, 2024,