View is to the northwest from the south side of Front Street (Center Avenue) just east of 8th Street North. The Columbia Hotel stands on the corner across the intersection. Front Street is torn up for construction of the Courthouse line of the Fargo and Moorhead Electric Street Railway. Two young girls and two men stand on the street in front of the Hotel. Two flag-like signs stuck into the ground on either side of 8th Street read "Gas for Cooking, for Lighting, for Heating."