Blind Department Building and Dow Hall, State School for the Blind

Address: 400 6th Ave. SE., Faribault, Minnesota. County/parish: Rice.

NRIS 90001092

2 contributing buildings.

Removed from the National Register of Historic Places November 07, 2016.

From Wikipedia:

Blind Department Building and Dow Hall, State School for the Blind

Blind Department Building and Dow Hall, State School for the Blind were two buildings that were part of the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, a public school administered by the state in Faribault, Minnesota, United States. The two structures, Dow Hall and the Blind Department Building, were significant components of a system of state-administered special education for the physically and mentally handicapped segments of the population. Both buildings have been demolished, and their listing was removed from the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.

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Architects:

  • Monroe and Shiere
  • Waite and Kingsley

Architectural styles:

  • Classical Revival
  • Second Empire

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/90001092

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