VC amphitheater on National RegisterAn amphitheater and fieldstone Works Progress Administration features in a park in Valley City have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
An amphitheater and fieldstone Works Progress Administration features in a park in Valley City have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The National Register of Historic Places is the federal government’s list of properties it considers worthy of preservation and recognition.
The Amphitheater and Fieldstone WPA Features at Valley City Pioneer Park in Barnes County consists of four fieldstone cairns to mark the entrance to the park, the only fieldstone amphitheater in the state, and the word “PIONEER” spelled with stones, all built by the WPA in 1937.
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.