July 5, 2016
Zeeland, North Dakota, Property Listed in National Register of Historic Places
BISMARCK – A community hall in Zeeland has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the federal government’s list of properties it considers worthy of preservation and recognition.
In 1936, Works Progress Administration (WPA) funds helped build the Zeeland Hall. This community center is significant 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, such as movies, sporting events, weddings, and dances throughout its 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 require establishing times 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 adverse effects in federally assisted projects, and provides eligibility for certain preservation financial incentives.
For more information about the National Register program in North Dakota, contact Architectural Historian Lorna Meidinger, State Historical Society of North Dakota, at 701.328.2089 or find information online at history.nd.gov/nationalregister.
Lorna Meidinger, 701.328.2089
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