Historic Architectural Survey of Bowman County

Historic Architectural Survey of Bowman County, North Dakota

Welcome to the home page for the Historic Architectural Survey of Bowman County, North Dakota. This piece of research is brought to you by the Institute for Regional Studies, North Dakota State University, under a grant from the Historic Preservation Fund, State Historical Society of North Dakota. The period of work was May 1997 to May 1998. The survey not only documents the historic architecture and cultural landscape of Bowman County but also identifies features that might be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places.

The NDSU Institute for Regional Studies conducted this survey as part of its work to explore and discuss the culture of North Dakota and the Great Plains.

The State Historical Society of North Dakota supported the work in Bowman County with a grant from its Historic Preservation Fund.


Information about the Conduct of the Project
What are you trying to accomplish here?How do you go about this work?
Do you need any help?What does this mean to people in Bowman County?
Frequently Asked QuestionsPress Release 11 June 1997
Press Release 6 April 1998Press Release 14 December 1998

Findings from the Project
The Exhibit: Framed Portraits of Historic Properties in Bowman County
GascoyneScranton
RhameHaley
Homestead ShantiesSod Houses
Houses that Just GrewWonderful World of Stucco
Country SchoolsCountry Churches
Prairie IroncladsSheep Country
BarnsChicken Houses
Farm ShopsGranaries
Cable Cars--in North Dakota?
Bibliography of Bowman CountyRural Architecture and Material Culture
The published report of the project is Historic Architectural Survey of Bowman County (Fargo: NDSU Institute for Regional Studies, 1998). 125 pp., illustrations, tables, maps. Paper, $10 + $3 postage and handling. Available from the Center for Heritage Renewal, CJPP 12, NDSU, Fargo ND 58105-zip.

Another written product of the Bowman County project is the paper, "How to Read a Farm: Stories from the Material Culture of Bowman County," presented by Prof. Isern and Ms. Velure at the Dakota Conference on History, May 1998, and published in Heritage of the Great Plains 38 (Fall-Winter 2005): 22-39.

Credits & Disclaimers
Project Leader Tom Isern can be reached at North Dakota State University-- Tom Isern, Director
Center for Heritage Renewal
701-799-2942 heritage.renewal@gmail.com
To find out more about architectural surveys in North Dakota and the National Register of Historic Places, contact-- Lorna Meidinger, Architectural Historian
State Historical Society of North Dakota
701-328-2033 lbmeidinger@nd.gov
The research which is the subject of this website has been financed in part with federal funds from the National Park Service, a division of the United States Department of the Interior, and administered by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. The contents and opinions, however, do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the United States Department of the Interior or the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

This program receives federal funds from the National Park Service. Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental federally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or handicap. Any person who believes she or he has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of Federal assistance should write to: Director, Equal Opportunity Program, U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, 800 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20002.

All images and information produced by the Bowman County Survey are the property of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, and use of the information or images in any publication or other media or in any commercial venture must be approved in advance by the State Historical Society of North Dakota, Archeology and Historic Preservation Division, 612 East Boulevard, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505.

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