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Dedication of City Auditorium, a WPA project, Cavalier, N.D.
Dedication of City Auditorium, a WPA project, Cavalier, N.D.
TitleDedication of City Auditorium, a WPA project, Cavalier, N.D.
Date of Original1939-10-19
DescriptionA large group of men, with a few boys and two women, standing in front of and on the steps of the new City Auditorium of Cavalier, N.D. which was a W.P.A. project. The men are mostly wearing suits, many are holding or wearing hats. One old woman stands on the far right in the back, and a young woman in a uniform stands in the front center. There is a group of boys on the steps on the right. On the left is the back end of an automobile.
General SubjectPeople
WPA projects
Subject (LCTGM)Group portraits
Suits (Clothing)
Clothing & dress
Older people
LocationCavalier (N.D.)
Pembina County (N.D.)
Item NumberPCHS5020
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 26 cm.
Transcription"October 19, 1939, Dedication of City Auditorium"--Printed on front of photograph.
"Cavalier Whisker Club, Cavalier, N.D. Oct, 19, 1939." And ""--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryIn 1938, with the assistance of federal funds and W.P.A. labor, the old city hall building was wrecked and a new reinforced concrete structure was built, the City Auditorium we have today. It was dedicated in 1939 with great fanfare and pictures. Since then the interior has been paneled and the windows have been replaced with glass block. There is a functional basement. Quarters for the National Guard business office are located there and a large room for city council meetings.
Bibliographic ReferenceInformation from page 43 from Cavalier, Voices from the Past & Present. Published by the Northeastern North Dakota Heritage Association in June 2000.
Repository InstitutionPembina County Historical Society
Repository CollectionPembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Credit LinePembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection (PCHS5020)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Owned by Pembina County Historical Society.
Ordering InformationPembina County Historical Society
Address: 13572 Hwy 5
Cavalier, N.D. 58220
Phone number: 701-265-4941 or 701-265-4691
Email address:
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdmPCHS5020
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