- Bismarck, ND
- Site Type:
- Education and Health, Schools
- New Deal Agency:
- Public Works Funding
- Ritterbush Brothers, Robert A. Ritterbush
- Maurice Schumacher
- Site Survival:
The Public Works Administration (PWA) provided funding for construction of Bismarck High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
The New Deal facility was a replacement for a 1912 high school structure. The building is still presently used as Bismarck High School, with major additions in 1962-63, 1987, and 2018-19; this said, the exterior (along N 7th Street) and main lobby still retain the original character. Construction was partially funded as a federal New Deal project through the Public Works Administration (PWA), which allotted $308,700 of the $404,000 cost. It was the largest PWA project in North Dakota at the time of completion in Fall 1935.
"Bismarck To Build School," Minneapolis Tribune (AP), April 7, 1934.
"Local Building Is Threatened. Ickes' Warning Is Taken To Heart By School Board. Officials Move to Get Workmen on Job At Site of New High School. Plans Finally Completed," The Bismarck Tribune, June 22, 1934.
"Beauty, Utility Combined in New High School," The Bismarck Tribune, August 22, 1935.
Site originally submitted by Bobak Ha'Eri on May 5, 2022.
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