White Bear Town Hall National Register Evaluation
Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are 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.
Due to receipt of the grant and the ongoing evaluation process, the White Bear Town Board agreed to delay the razing of the White Bear Town Hall indefinitely and therefore meeting the first evaluation metric.
This project will be an ongoing project that is facilitated by the report provided through this grant. The intermediate and long-term outcomes are yet to be determined. With completion of the evaluation and delivery of the final report, the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society now has the tools needed to validate the formation of a task force to study the options for restoration and rehabilitation of the structure that has served as the meeting place and government base for this community from 1885-2011.