The Selkirk House was built about the year 1880. (History of the Red River Valley Past and Present, Volume II, C. F. Cooper & Company, Chicago, 1909, Page 623)
Burt Haney is building a hotel 48×70, and 24 feet high, opposite the new passenger depot. It will have a plate glass front, and will cost at least $3,500 when finished. It will be called the Selkirk House and will be opened in ten days. (Grand Forks Daily Herald, Saturday, June 24, 1882, Page 1)
B. E. Haney is finishing the Selkirk House, and it will be ready for occupancy soon. It is 50×70 and has an ell 24×44. It is two stories high, and will be veneered with brick. It has a plate glass front and will be furnished in good shape. (Grand Forks Daily Herald, Wednesday, August 23, 1882, Page 1)
Selkirk, F. Ferris, manager, 205 North Ninth. (Grand Forks and North Dakota Manual for 1885, William L. Dudley, Plaindealer Book and Job Rooms, 1885, Page 119)
The Selkirk house was damaged by the June 16, 1887, Grand Forks/East Grand Forks tornado.