April 14, 2016
State Historic Preservation Board to Meet April 22
BISMARCK – The North Dakota State Historic Preservation Review Board will meet Friday, April 22 at 10 a.m. in Lecture Room A at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. The meeting is open to the public. The board reviews nominations to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) prior to their submission to the keeper of the NRHP for official consideration.
The Creaser Building on the corner of Main Street and Broadway in Williston is being nominated for its architecture. Built in 1916, this striking early commercial brick building has distinct cream and red brick bands running horizontally along both street sides. It also has pilasters separating bays and diagonal blond brick centered near the top of each bay. The building’s early long-time tenants were Creaser Drug, J.B. Lyon’s Women’s Wear Exterior, and the Colonial Shop.
St. Michael’s Parochial School in Grand Forks was built in three sections as the needs of the school and of the local community changed. The original 1916 school was designed by William J. Edwards and built by the Dinnie Brothers; the 1949 Youth Center and the 1953 addition that connected the Youth Center to the school were designed by Ursa Louis Freed. This school complex tells the story of parochial education and shows the transition from early 20th-century school architecture to mid-century modernist architecture.
In 1936, Works Progress Administration (WPA) funds helped build the Zeeland Hall in Zeeland. This community center is being nominated for its Colonial Revival architecture, its connection with federal work relief construction programs from the Depression Era, and for its rich heritage as the location of many community events throughout its history.
Additionally, a presentation of the new multiple property documentation form, "Common Farm and Ranch Barns in North Dakota," will be presented by the author.
The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s list of properties considered worthy of preservation. The documentation process for listing demonstrates that resource is significant in some aspect of the nation’s history. Contrary to some misconceptions about the National Register program, listing in it does not prevent owners from altering their property, restricting the use or sale of the property, or establish times requiring that the property must be open to the public. Entry into the National Register of Historic Places does give a property prestige, provides protection from federally assisted projects, and provides eligibility for certain preservation financial incentives.
For more information, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at 701.328.2089.
Lorna Meidinger 701.328.2089
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