N.D. board to consider school, pavilion for historic designationThe North Dakota State Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 29 at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. The meeting is open to the public.
The North Dakota State Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 10 a.m. Jan. 29 at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. The meeting is open to the public.
Board members will consider Ingersoll School in McLean County and Stump Lake Pavilion in Nelson County for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The board will also consider an amendment to add seven properties along the 100 block of East Avenue B to the Bismarck Cathedral Area Historic District.
Ingersoll School was built in Veeder Township in 1885 and enlarged in 1903 to serve the growing needs of the community. The school operated until 1910 and then became a community center but retains its prairie school character.
The Old Settlers’ Pavilion (Stump Lake Pavilion) on Stump Lake in Nelson County is a large recreational pavilion from the early 1920s that has been used by the public for many social functions and gatherings. The pavilion continues to be used extensively for a variety of social activities today.
The amendment, Bismarck Cathedral Area Historic District (2nd Boundary Increase), includes the residences at 104-120 East Avenue B and 523 North First Street. Those properties have the same architectural styles as the existing district and were part of the planning and development that created the Cathedral neighborhood in the first half of the 20th century.
The North Dakota State Historic Preservation Review Board consists of five professional and two citizen members and meets quarterly. They are charged with reviewing nominations to the National Register and making their recommendations to North Dakota’s State Historic Preservation Officer, who is Merl Paaverud, the director of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s list of properties considered worthy of preservation. The documentation process for listing demonstrates that resource is significant in some aspect of the nation’s history. Contrary to some misconceptions about the National Register program, listing in it does not prevent owners from altering their property, restricting the use or sale of the property, or establish times requiring that the property must be open to the public. Entry into the National Register of Historic Places does give a property prestige, provides protection from federally-assisted projects, and provides eligibility for certain preservation financial incentives.
For more information, contact the State Historic Preservation Office at 701-328-2089.