District No. 182 School

District No. 182 School
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District No. 182 School is located in Minnesota
District No. 182 School
District No. 182 School is located in the United States
District No. 182 School
LocationOff County Highway 35
Nearest cityUnderwood, Minnesota
Coordinates46°22′07″N 95°51′47″W / 46.368675°N 95.863078°W / 46.368675; -95.863078Coordinates: 46°22′07″N 95°51′47″W / 46.368675°N 95.863078°W / 46.368675; -95.863078
Area2.5 acres (1.0 ha)
Built byWorks Progress Administration
ArchitectE.O. Broaten
Architectural styleModerne
MPSFederal Relief Construction in Minnesota MPS
NRHP reference #91000978[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 9, 1991

District No. 182 School, also known as the Barnhard School, is a historic building located north of Underwood, in rural Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The school district was established in Sverdrup Township on January 3, 1884, and its first building was a log house constructed by John Randall. It was named for William Barnhard, one of the founders of the district.[2] The log building was replaced the following year by a single-story frame structure, and it was replaced by a two-story frame structure in 1905. By the 1930s this building had become dilapidated and it was considered a fire trap. In July 1938 local voters passed a bond issue and the Works Progress Administration approved the application to construct a new school building. Fergus Falls architect E.O. Broaten designed the building in the Moderne style. The T-shaped structure features a raised basement of exposed reinforced concrete and split-stone walls on the main level. The main level contained two classrooms, a library, and an office, while the basement housed a community room with a stage, a kitchen, fuel room, boiler room, and storage room. The building served as a scholl until 1982, after which time is became a community art center. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ Rolf T. Anderson. "District No. 182 School". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-12-28. with photos

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