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Press Release - North Dakota Property Listed in National Register of Historic Places

Contact: Lorna Meidinger

North Dakota Property Listed in National Register of Historic Places

BISMARCK, ND – A home in Goodrich and a school near Valley City have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the federal government’s list of properties it considers worthy of preservation and recognition.

The Clark House in Goodrich was built in 1901 by the homesteader who owned the land where the town would be built. This Colonial Revival residence is an excellent example of its type and stands as a reminder of a time of rivalry and change in Sheridan County.

Alderman School District #78, located north of Valley City, is a one-room schoolhouse in nearly original condition. This school has never been moved and exemplifies the ideal rural school building prior to World War II as set by laws and regulations in North Dakota.

Contrary to some misconceptions about the National Register program, listing in the program does not prevent owners from altering their property, restricting the use or sale of the property, or establish times requiring that the property must be open to the public. Entry into the National Register of Historic Places does give a property prestige, provides protection from federally-assisted projects, and provides eligibility for certain preservation financial incentives.

For more information, contact Lorna Meidinger, architectural historian with the State Historical Society of North Dakota, at 701.328.2089.

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