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Grassy Butte Post Office Museum

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1914. West off U.S. 85
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)
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Widely recognized as an example of pioneer architecture, this post office is one of the last surviving log and clay plaster buildings in North Dakota. The construction technique is adapted from the building traditions of Ukrainian American immigrants. Now used as a museum, it is a distinctive reflection of the cultural and geographic variety of the region.

Writing Credits

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



Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Grassy Butte Post Office Museum", [Grassy Butte, 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, 154-154.

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