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Press Release - State Historic Preservation Board to meet August 29

Contact: Lorna Meidinger

State Historic Preservation Board to meet August 29

BISMARCK Ė The North Dakota State Historic Preservation Review Board will meet Friday, August 29 at 10 a.m. in Lecture Room A at the North Dakota Heritage Center, Bismarck. The meeting is open to the public. The board reviews nominations to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) prior to their submission to the Keeper of the NRHP for official consideration. Nominees include:

Theodore Wells was a prominent architect in Grand Forks and a few years after Myron Denbrook joined the firm, the Wells-Denbrook Architects Office Building in Grand Forks was built. The office reflects the changing tastes of the public after WWII and is considered a key transitional design, as efficiency and expression through materials rather than ornamentation came into fashion.

The Depression Era Work Relief Construction Features at Double Ditch Indian Villages State Historic Site near Bismarck consists of the stone features and shelter built by the Works Progress Administration between 1937 and 1939 in an effort to mark the recently acquired historic site. All of the features were constructed using granite erratic boulders found in the area and demonstrate the craftsmanship of the time period.

The National Register of Historic Places is the nationís list of properties considered worthy of preservation. The documentation process for listing demonstrates that the resource is significant in some aspect of the nationís history. Contrary to some misconceptions about the program, listing in the National Register does not prevent owners from altering their property, restrict the use or sale of the property, or require that the property must be open to the public. Entry into the National Register of Historic Places does give a property prestige, provide protection from federally-assisted projects, and provide eligibility for certain preservation financial incentives.

For more information, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at 701.328.2089.

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