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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Sites

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Ward County World War Memorialloupe
5 3rd St NE
Kenmare
ND
USA 58746

Also known as Kenmare City Memorial Hall, this memorial was built in 1930 with $15,000 from Ward County and $25,000 from the City of Kenmare. The main level was remodeled in 1997 and serves as a meeting hall/gymnasium, city offices, and the public library. The upper level was not remodeled and provides rooms where various community groups meet.

 
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World War Memorialloupe
805 Highway 59
Pembina
ND
USA 58271
May 30, 1920

The inscription on this memorial states "Erected by the people of Pembina Township to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice for Our Country in the great World War" on one side. The other side has the names of two soldiers and the date of 1918. While it was erected in 1918, the dedication was not held until May 30, 1920 with Governor Lynn J. Frazier delivering the address. The memorial was moved from its original location in Selkirk Park to the Pembina State Museum in 1998 due to a flood control project.

 
World War Memorial Auditoriumloupe
107 2nd Avenue NE.
Belfield
ND
USA 58622
September 30th, 1937

Also known as Memorial Hall, the World War Memorial Auditorium was built through the Works Progress Administration program and dedicated on September 30, 1937. The Art Deco building has been used for community functions such as graduations, dances, and sporting events as well as for city offices, police department offices, and by the American Legion.

 
World War Memorial Buildingloupe
215 6th St.
Bismarck
ND
USA 58501
Andrew Weinberger

World War Memorial Building

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The World War Memorial Building was built in 1930 to provide space for community functions, a national guard armory, gymnasium, and convention hall. It was also used by the ND State Legislature in 1931 after the original Capitol building had burned and hosted numerous inaugural balls for the ND Governors. The steel-framed building was built in the Art Deco style by Andrew Weinberger and still serves as a community gymnasium.

 
World War Memorial Buildingloupe
510 4th Ave NE
Devils Lake
ND
USA 58301
John Marshall

Ramsey County approved $100,000 in funds for this building in 1934 and ultimately some Public Works Adminsitration funds were also used. John Marshall of Devils Lake (originally from Scotland) designed the building to serve as a community recreation center and armory. The design pulled from the popular Art Deco and Art Moderne styles of the time and includes three relief panels depicting agricultural products over the entrance

 
World War Memorial Buildingloupe
300 1st St NW
Mandan
ND
USA 58554
1934

This memorial building was started in 1932 and dedicated in 1934 despite only being partially built. It was completed in 1937 with the help of Works Progress Administration funds and originally had the largest indoor swimming pool in the state in the basement. The pool was removed in the 1960s. It also had an auditorium that could seat 3000 people but now houses city government. This building is currently threatened with demolition to make way for new offices.

 

North Dakota WW1

Centennial Commission

Please send email inquiries to ndww1centennialcommittee@outlook.com

The mission of the North Dakota World War One Centennial Commission (NDWW1CC) is to raise awareness of and give meaning to the events of a hundred years ago, using educational experiences and programming for all ages. The Commission will use the Centennial as a timely and essential opportunity to educate the country’s citizens about the causes, courses, and consequences of the war in North Dakota; to honor the heroism and sacrifice of those Americans who served in our state; and to commemorate through public programs and initiatives the centennial of this global event.

NDWW1CC seeks the participation of academic institutions and faculty in the development of educational programming, broadcasting, print and digital media as it pertains to North Dakota. Appointments are given by the current North Dakota committee members.

Commission Officers

Chairman

Darrell Dorgan

Vice-Chair

Susan Wefald

Secretary/Treasurer

Shirley Olgeirson

Commission Members

Steve Andrist – North Dakota Newspaper Association

Claudia Berg – State historical Society of North Dakota

Dr. Al Berger – History Department, UND History Program

Dr. Carole Barrett – Historian/Author

Kevin Carvell – Historian/Author

Dr. John Cox – NDSU Historian/Author

Robert Greene – American Legion Historian

Calvin Grinnell – Native American Historian/Author

Larretta Hall – United Tribes, Bismarck

Mark Halvorson – State Historical Society of North Dakota 

Barbara Handy-Marcello – North Dakota Studies Historian, State Historical Society of North Dakota

Erik Holland – Curator of Education, State Historical Society of North Dakota

Neil Howe – North Dakota Studies Coordinator, State Historical Society of North Dakota

Dr. Gordon Iseminger – History Professor, UND

Tom Isern – NDSU Historian/Writer

Dr. Joseph Jastrzembski – History Program, Minot State University

Tracy Potter – Historian/Author

William Prokopyk – National Guard Historian

Dr. Joseph Stuart – University of Mary

Lauren Wiese GTA – NDSU Historian/Author

Joseph Zeleznik – NDSU Extension Forester

Gary Himmerich – ND AMVETS Commander

Orletta Klien – ND American Legion Commander

Carroll Quam – American Legion

William Tuff – ND VFW Commander

Julie Kuennen – North Dakota Governor’s Office

Mike Gayette – Website Manager

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