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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2013
Contact: Lorna Meidinger

Two North Dakota Properties Listed in National Register of Historic Places

BISMARCK Ė An apartment complex and a sanatorium converted into apartments in Grand Forks have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the federal governmentís list of properties it considers worthy of preservation and recognition.

The Ambassador and President Apartments, along with the caretakerís cottage, make up the Skarsbo Apartments in Grand Forks. They are an excellent example of 1920s apartment buildings in Grand Forks and are the only matching apartments built as a complex.

The Hariman Sanatorium in Grand Forks was the first chiropractic hospital built for the purpose of chiropractic care in the nation. Dr. George E. Harimanís work at this facility and his significant contributions to chiropractic practice, education, and legislation until his death in 1977 influenced the nation.

Entry into the National Register of Historic Places gives a property prestige, provides protection from federally-assisted projects, and provides eligibility for certain preservation financial incentives. Listing in the National Register 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.

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