August 13, 2021
State Historic Preservation Board to Meet Aug. 27
BISMARCK – The North Dakota State Historic Preservation Review Board will meet Friday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. in Classroom B at the North Dakota Heritage Center, Bismarck. The meeting is open to the public, and information to join remotely can be requested from 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.
St. George’s Episcopal Memorial Church in Bismarck was originally patterned after Cass Gilbert’s 1898 St. John the Divine Church in Moorhead, Minnesota, but the design evolved through the 1940s until it was built in 1949. The final design by Herman Leonhard blended Gothic Revival architecture with contemporary design and boasted unique features such as reinforced pumice concrete and stained-glass windows commissioned by Barton, Kinder, and Alderson of Brighton, England, that used recycled glass from churches bombed during World War II. This was the first building in the northern United States to employ pumice-concrete, and the stained-glass windows are the only known examples of their kind in the country.
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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