Shelly School (Former) – Shelly MN

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Description

The Works Progress Administration built the Shelly School in Shelly MN in 1938.

According to Docomomo, the structure is a “[h]andsome schoolhouse built in Art Deco style with Streamline Moderne elements such as rounded corners and ample glass block. Build under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the federal New Deal, replacing a two-story wooden school. The brick structure cost approximately $46,000. Closed in 1993, reopened in 2000 as the Red River History Museum and Norman County Historical Society.”

Source notes

Norman County Historical Society website.

Additional research via the Docomomo US MN Modern Registry Map (https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1pxKO0dDpIM8s6Nqr5FRTbimAv0wCPEW1&ll=47.45776523897771%2C-96.81442594939041&z=17), accessed November 2021. 

Project originally submitted by Bobak Ha'Eri on November 27, 2021.

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Location Info


211 3rd St
Shelly, Minnesota 56581

Coordinates: 47.458011, -96.816901

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