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World War Memorial Recreation Center [Bismarck]

Image uploaded on December 27, 2009

Dedicated on January 9, 1931, the World War Memorial Building was a joint city-county community center. Upon completion, it contained the largest convention hall in the state, along with a first-class gymnasium. Space was reserved in the basement for the future addition of a swimming pool, but its unconfirmed if this was ever achieved. The Art Deco-style building deployed the most modern construction techniques of the time, from its heating system to its steel frame supporting 700,000 bricks.

The World War Memorial Building is a historic community center located on 6th Street in downtown Bismarck, immediately north of the Belle Mehus Auditorium. It should not be confused with the similarly named Liberty Memorial Building, both of which are often referred to simply as “Memorial Building” by the local public. A memorial building commemorating World […]

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