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Grand Forks City Hall

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1911 City Hall, John W. Ross. 402 2nd Ave. N
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

The Beaux-Arts classical styling of City Hall prevailed for monumental civic buildings in the first decade of the twentieth century. Constructed of cut limestone and yellow brick, the elaborate entrance pavilion features fluted Ionic columns flanking a second-story balcony that is surmounted by a large scrolled cartouche. An extensive renovation and a substantial addition completed in 1999 in a late modernist functional style enable the historic City Hall to continue serving the public. Ross also designed the adjacent Northside Fire House (1905) that currently functions as the Fire Hall Theater.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Grand Forks City Hall", [Grand Forks, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 76-76.

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