It's an undated photograph, but I’m betting it’s not the seventies.

Not the most inviting hostel. It sat next to the Vendome, and was torn down around the same time. The Milner was a small chain founded by Earle Milner. I say “small chain,” because when the Waldorf Hotel in Fargo was purchased by this group, it was renamed the Earle Milner, and was operated by Earle himself.

It was aimed at the average joe, the guy who’s stopping in town on his way to someplace else, or the businessman who can’t swing an expensive room in the swank place up the street. There were two classes of hotels in the chain: the Earle, and the Milner class. Rooms at the Earle went for four bucks.

Rooms at the Milner could be had for four quarters.