Pavilion demolished after decades of fairs

February 28, 2018 - metal shoes

Members of a Fair Board and county officials had hoped to save a apportionment of a McLeod County Fairgrounds pavilion to embody with new construction when a landmark is rebuilt.

But it all came down Tuesday morning, with a difference of a apportionment kept as a chronological keepsake.

The strange structure was built between 1939 and 1942 as one of 3 Works Progress Administration projects during a former fairgrounds nearby 3M. When it was changed in 1993, to accommodate code, steel “shoes” were used to assistance reason a wooden beams in place on a ground. Those boots didn’t concede for a timber to dry out, and over time it run-down to a indicate where it was no longer safe.

Bids for a new structure will expected be sought in late March.

Look for a story in Sunday’s Leader.

— Jeremy Jones

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