STAFF BLOG DIGGING DEEPER GALLERY: Grand Forks adds two properties to historic register
More than 80 years after their foundations were laid in Grand Forks, two local properties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Both built in the late 1920s, the Skarsbo apa... Posted on 9/17/13 at 4:55 PM
Historic Granitoid roads will mostly be resurfaced
A deteriorating stretch of Minnesota Avenue and Fourth Avenue South on Grand Forks’ Near Southside will receive a new surface this year, except for one block. Instead, that block will probably get some signs.
The archeological finds in Three Island Parke are now driving an effort to list it on the National Register of Historic Places. The state review board of the Minnesota Historical Society considered the site March 27 for the Register and gave it a positive recommendation.
It has been a local landmark for decades. The Kegs drive-in restaurant in Grand Forks is practically a living, breathing batch of memories and a source of nostalgia for those who have visited the venerable establishment throughout the years.
Synagogue, cemetery in GF are nominated A Grand Forks synagogue and cemetery, a Fargo neighborhood and a Barnes County school and a Burleigh County school will be considered for listings in the National Register of Historic Places.
It might not have the kind of national name recognition that Mount Vernon boasts, but a Tuesday vote by the Grand Forks Historic Preservation Commission put The Kegs restaurant one step closer to getting its own place in the history books.
Tracy Potter, executive director of the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation and state senator from Bismarck since 2007, said he’s going to give a speech on the steps of every one of the state’s 53 county courthouses.
The designation was approved Jan. 13 by the National Park Service, according to the North Dakota Historic Preservation office.
The district consists of 56 properties on campus and the neighboring streets.
Sen. Byron Dorgan believes that adding scenic North Dakota Badlands to the National Register of Historic Places will restrict land use and has told the U.S. Forest Service that he will attempt to block the nomination.
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