Brandon in Douglas County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
A Building of Distinction
The Building's Design was considered to be highly innovative for its time. Designed by Minneapolis architect F. Boes Pfeifer, and constructed by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers, the Auditorium represents some of the most creative WPA era architecture found in all of Minnesota. Because of this distinction, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Faced in Fieldstone and Concrete, the building has a unique asymmetrical design. Stones provided by local landowners were carefully selected for shape and texture, while sculptural elements were set above the main entrance. Inside, a beautiful mural graces the wall.
Today, the Brandon Auditorium houses the Brandon History Center and continues to be a popular social spot for weddings, family reunions, church events, community plays and elections.
Caption: This photo was taken during the construction of the Brandon Auditorium, a W.P.A. project,
Erected by Glacial Ridge Trail Scenic Byway.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
Location. 45° 57.86′ N, 95° 35.857′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Minnesota, in Douglas County. Marker is on Holmes Avenue north of Front Street East, on the left when traveling north. Located next to the front door of the Brandon Auditorium. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Holmes Ave, Brandon MN 56315, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Minnesota Watersheds (approx. 9.7 miles away); Inspiration Peak (approx. 12 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2021, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2021, by McGhiever of St Paul, Minnesota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.