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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Burke County War Memorial, Flaxton Memorial Hall
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