Thomas D. Campbell House
The Thomas D. Campbell House is located a mile from downtown Grand Forks, North Dakota. The house was built in 1879 and has an area of less than an acre. The famed General Thomas D. Campbell who served in both World Wars was born in this house. The home is the only Gothic Revival style house in Grand Forks and features an L-shaped floor plan. The house was officially certified as a national historical site by the National Park Service on September 28, 1987. Today it is part of the Myra Museum.
Backstory and Context
General Thomas D. Campbell, son of Thomas Sr., was born in the log portion of the home and would become an important man in his own right. Thomas was a general in the army and served in both World Wars. Not only that, he would go on to develop a napalm firebomb in WWII. Aside from his military accolades, Thomas Jr. was known as the "Wheat King" as he was at one point the largest producer of wheat in the entire United States. He also owned land in Montana and New Mexico.