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What properties in North Dakota are listed in the National Register of Historic Places?

The North Dakota State Historic Preservation Office does not maintain an online, searchable database of listed properties since the National Park Service maintains the National Register of Historic Places database. The official database can be accessed through the National Register of Historic Places site: nps.gov/subjects/nationalregister/database-research.htm.

For more information on properties listed in the National Register of Historic places you can call the National Register Coordinator at 701.328.3576. Please have the property's street address or legal address (Township, Range, and Section) at hand.

North Dakota Properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2019:

De Mores Memorial Park
De Mores Memorial Park listed 3/7/2019 Fort Buford Stage Road
Fort Buford Stage Road listed 10/22/2019 Wabek Consolidated School
Wabek Consolidated School listed 10/25/2019 Icelandic Evangelical Lutheran Church
Icelandic Evangelical Lutheran Church listed 12/5/19 Forest River State Bank
Forest River State Bank listed 12/5/19

De Mores Memorial Park in Medora was first created in 1924 on land donated to the City of Medora by the sons of the Marquis de Mores who founded the town. The statue serving as the focal point in the park, created by Pierre Marie Poisson of France, was also commissioned by the Marquis' sons. The design of the park as it is today is primarily the result of Civilian Conservation Corps projects that took place after the ownership was transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota in 1936. The park is now part of the de Mores State Historic Site. This park is significant at the local level under the categories of social history, art, and landscape architecture.

The Fort Buford Stage Road near Washburn is a well-preserved site that demonstrates statewide historic significance of the military frontier in the Dakota Territory, the growth of a complex military fort system, the development of commerce within the fort system, the evolution of transportation methods in the area, and the effect the military frontier had on the migration of Euro-American settlers to what is now North Dakota.

The Wabek Consolidated School near Plaza was formed in 1917 with the physical combining of two former one-room schoolhouses. This new consolidated school was able to offer education for more grade levels since it now had two teachers. Other improvements made possible by the consolidation were more playground equipment, better social opportunities, and better organization. This school served local students until its closing in 1960.

The Icelandic Evangelical Lutheran Church, also known as the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church of St. John, in Pembina is significant for its representation of two distinct ethnic Christian groups who are not widely represented in other regions of the United States, a community formerly known as South Pembina, and a unique combination of architecture to represent both ethnic groups.

Forest River State Bank on Front Street in Forest River, Walsh County, is significant for its architecture and construction. An excellent example of Prairie Style architecture, it exemplifies early 20th-century small town bank architecture in North Dakota and the upper Midwest. Furthermore, the Forest River State Bank is a notable example of a commercial institution vital to the economic development of many small towns in North Dakota in the early 1900s.

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