South Range Community Building facts for kids
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South Range Community Building
|Location||Trimountain Ave., South Range, Michigan|
|Area||less than one acre|
|NRHP reference No.||81000310|
|Added to NRHP||April 09, 1981|
During the depths of the Great Depression, the unemployment rate in the southern Keweenaw Peninsula was over 75%. The South Range Community Building was built in 1933-35 and funded by the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and the Federal Emergency Relief Administration as a way to employ the miners and craftsmen of the area. The building was intended to function as both a social and governmental hub for the community of South Range, and it continues to serve this purpose today.
The South Range Community Building is a one-story rectangular brick building with a facade of sandstone trimmed with brick. It sits on a mine rock foundation, and is surmounted by a hipped roof with a three front gables flanked with side gables. Three entrances are centered below the three front gables.
Inside, the building contains village offices and a multi-use auditorium. The center entrance on the first floor has been converted into a fire station.
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