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Flaxton historic building is more than just bricks

Posted 2/06/18 (Tue)

Flaxton historic building is more than just bricks

By Brad Nygaard

Built in 1931, Flaxton’s War Memorial building has been used for everything from a theater to a jail. The two old cells in the basement are testament to that. So are the antique film projectors, now walled off in the old balcony.

Now the building, which still holds community gatherings, has a place in history. It has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation coming from the U.S. Department of the Interior was announced in early January.

That designation is significant in Flaxton, population 65, because the building needs work.

“The roof leaks,” Barbara Cron said. Cron is the de facto caretaker. She works for Flaxton as the city engineer.

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