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Burke County War Memorial, Flaxton Memorial Hall

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1931, attributed to Edwin W. Molander. 21 1st St. SE

County war memorial auditoriums like those in Stanley (MN4), Towner (TO3), and this one in tiny Flaxton commemorate the human sacrifice of the Great War. Given the considerable initial investment in locally memorializing war veterans, it seems sad to see so many of these buildings abandoned or underutilized as civic gathering places. The brick and limestone auditorium has an Arts and Crafts flavor in the decorative medallions, typical of armories and war memorial buildings constructed regionally and nationally between the two world wars.

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Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Burke County War Memorial, Flaxton Memorial Hall", [Flaxton, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-BK2.

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Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 144-144.

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