Potter Center for the Arts Record Drawings
(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.
The grant money was utilized for the creation of Record Drawings and plans.
Record Drawings are documents produced by licensed professionals detailing the existing condition of the a particular structure which is needed in order to proceed with the project's scope of the Chatfield school and Potter Auditorium renovation and creation of a regional arts center.
The two-story "alphabet plan" elementary school building was constructed in 1916 as the Chatfield High School with the auditorium-gymnasium (commonly known as the Potter Auditorium) built in 1936 , and the classroom addition in 1954. The resource has been determine historically significant and eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places by SHPO.