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Robinson Town Hall

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1934–1937, Herman M. Leonhard. 122 Main St.

In 1934 discussions were begun with a Bismarck architect about the WPA funding application process to build a community hall. Local bonds were sold to raise money to purchase land, procure design services, and obtain materials as the community’s local match. A local builder was selected, and prairie rocks were used in constructing the Moderne building. A basketball tournament was held in the hall in 1938, and in 1939, the WPA-funded workers constructed concrete sidewalks under a separate grant. Later additions to the building were a fire hall, jail, stage, and dressing rooms.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay
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Citation

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Robinson Town Hall", [Robinson, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-KD4.

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, 209-209.

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