Fort Snelling West District Historic Building Inventory
A survey of 15 historic building interiors of the West District of Fort Snelling to supplement the Historic Context Study of the Light Rail Transit Station Area.
The project will have a lasting impact as it becomes part of a larger body of information about the Fort Snelling campus. The overall report provides information on possible allowable development - including guidelines for reuse of buildings, additions, and development on sites containing historic buildings. The historic West District building survey and inventory provided insight into the area's original use as Fort Snelling's Quartermaster's area and information on previously undocumented buildings. Continuing and new uses for West District historic buildings may permit them to remain and inform future generations about the area's history and culture.
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.