August 13, 2020
State Historic Preservation Board to Meet August 28
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota State Historic Preservation Review Board will meet Friday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. via web conference. The meeting is open to the public and information on how to join can be requested by emailing email@example.com. 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 Administration Building for the City of Grand Forks at the Grand Forks Airport, built between 1941 and 1943, with an addition constructed in 1949, is an example of Works Projects Administration (WPA) Modern and Streamline Moderne architecture. This WPA-built airport terminal facilitated air travel that modernized and connected the community regionally and beyond. The Grand Forks airport’s role in military aviation training contributed to national defense and war efforts. Although airport services were eventually transferred to a new location, and the Administration Building repurposed, the building remains a reminder of early aviation in Grand Forks at the site of the city’s original airport. The terminal, with its modest and economical design, indicative of New Deal architecture, is a symbolic reminder of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s economic relief and jobs-building programs, which helped to transform American air transportation in the 1930s and during US involvement in World War II.
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.
Zachary J. Lechner, 701.328.3576
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