Minot- Back Then

Minot- Back Then

Have you ever wondered what it was like to rent a house in Minot in say, 1920 or 1940?

About 100 years ago, the city of Minot included about 15,000 non-law abiding citizens. " It was a place that paid little attention to things like the National Prohibition Act of 1920. The automobile revolution only helped to preserve that status by creating a fast and efficient method to get to and from Canada. With the nationwide prohibition on alcohol, it became famous as “Little Chicago,” the only ‘open’ or openly defiant city in the 1,500 mile stretch between Chicago, Illinois and Butte, Montana. Minot was a center for the 'rum-running' traffic, connecting the liquor supply in Canada with the robust demand of the states. " said Steven J. Borjeson, Minot, North Dakota in his article entitled "Minot, North Dakota: Small city, checkered past, bright future." 

While the history of Minot is a little sketchy at times, not much is mentioned about what it was actually like to live here at that time or what the housing conditions were like. What do you think the future generations will say about our housing now? How many of our current buildings will be standing in 50 years time? 

IPM has been around for a while, though not as long as the apartment building on 13 3rd Ave SW which now hosts tenants. While we're not sure what housing used be like here in Minot, we can say one thing: at IPM we are determined to develop a wide range of housing options, availability and support for Minot tenants of all income levels.

We offer so many different types of housing for Minot resident and would be happy to chat with you about what type of property would be a good fit for you and your family. Give us a call at (701) 852-1157 or shoot us an email at leasing@minotrentals.com to find out more.