Bringing Old Building Back to Life - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Bringing Old Building Back to Life

Posted: Updated:

Downtown Minot's transformation continues...

A drive downtown shows the new buildings already open -- like Artspace -- and many others in the works.

There is another project that is about ready to wrap up that is bringing life back into a building that has stood downtown for nearly a century.

Perry Olson has more on that today.

This is the old Aultman-Taylor Tractor Company building in downtown Minot. Built in 1919, it has stood on 1st Street just north of the railroad tracks for nearly a decade...and it is about to see some action once again...

(Chad Thompson - Investor) "A lot of history to the building and it is built very well..."

Yes, this well built building will soon be full of tenants...21 one-bedroom apartment units are slated to open here in less than two weeks. Finishing work is being wrapped up...but that work isn't totally changing the look of the building...keeping the historic feel was a big goal.

(Chad Thompson - Investor) "We wanted to restore the building and keep it as original as we could so you see the exposed brick and tile, the roof joists, or floor joists and the old floors. Using a lot of the materials that were in here originally."

And you'll also see this logo a time or two here -- a starving rooster. A starving rooster?

(Chad Thompson - Investor) "Altman Taylor Tractor Company manufactured headers and one of their logos was a starving rooster...the claim was that their headers picked up all the grain so the birds didn't have anything to eat. Throughout the building, inside and outside, this logo will be sprinkled just to carry forward the history of what has been here."

It is also the working name for a restaurant that will be found here in the loading dock area. Plans for that are still being put together...but the apartments will be ready to go this month. In Minot, Perry Olson, KX News.

IMM of Minot is managing the apartments -- if you are interested, that is the call to make.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Zoo Animals Get New Toys

    Zoo Animals Get New Toys

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:46:59 GMT
    Play time is a priority for the animals at Roosevelt Park Zoo.And thanks to a two thousand dollar donation from the folks at Hess Corporation, the zoo's cats will have some new toys.Today Lions, Tigers and bears were given these new toys, thanks to the company's donation.Weebles that weigh from 45 to 95 pounds and cost several hundred dollars each were enthusiastically accepted by the inhabitants at the zoo.Senior Keeper Becky Zahn Walcker says that the enrichment devices are such a treat bec...
    Play time is a priority for the animals at Roosevelt Park Zoo.And thanks to a two thousand dollar donation from the folks at Hess Corporation, the zoo's cats will have some new toys.Today Lions, Tigers and bears were given these new toys, thanks to the company's donation.Weebles that weigh from 45 to 95 pounds and cost several hundred dollars each were enthusiastically accepted by the inhabitants at the zoo.Senior Keeper Becky Zahn Walcker says that the enrichment devices are such a treat bec...
  • Business Beat - Dot's

    Business Beat - Dot's

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:45:01 GMT
    Business Beat today looks at what it has taken to make a local business nearly a household name...and common snack too.Dot's Pretzels' share of the snack market is growing in the region -- and that has meant lots more work in Velva where the company is based.Perry Olson has that.Chop down on one of these...and you are bound to go back for more -- Dot's Pretzels -- baked up in Velva -- have taken off.(Dorothy 'Dot' Henke - Dot's Pretzels Owner) "I had a sales rep the other day...what he is say...
    Business Beat today looks at what it has taken to make a local business nearly a household name...and common snack too.Dot's Pretzels' share of the snack market is growing in the region -- and that has meant lots more work in Velva where the company is based.Perry Olson has that.Chop down on one of these...and you are bound to go back for more -- Dot's Pretzels -- baked up in Velva -- have taken off.(Dorothy 'Dot' Henke - Dot's Pretzels Owner) "I had a sales rep the other day...what he is say...
  • Student Spotlight --- Powers Lake

    Student Spotlight --- Powers Lake

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:39:38 GMT
    Tonight's Student Spotlight falls on the top graduate at Powers Lake.Let's meet Jonathan Rosencrans.(Jonathan Rosencrans, Powers Lake Senior) "I think I did well here because there's not many students here to the teacher and the teachers are able to interact with all the students on a personal level. I enjoy physics class and have enjoyed math classes through the years. The teachers there are Mrs. Wistoff and Mrs. Schultz, and Mrs. Bolin has been a very helpful teacher, she's our English teac...
    Tonight's Student Spotlight falls on the top graduate at Powers Lake.Let's meet Jonathan Rosencrans.(Jonathan Rosencrans, Powers Lake Senior) "I think I did well here because there's not many students here to the teacher and the teachers are able to interact with all the students on a personal level. I enjoy physics class and have enjoyed math classes through the years. The teachers there are Mrs. Wistoff and Mrs. Schultz, and Mrs. Bolin has been a very helpful teacher, she's our English teac...
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.