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Dania Hall, 427 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1886-2000)

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Dania Hall

Address: 427 Cedar Avenue S
Neighborhood/s: Cedar Riverside, Minneapolis, Minnesota
City/locality-
State/province
Minneapolis, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1886
Year razed: 2000
Historic Function: Meeting hall
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick

Cedar Riverside Minneapolis Hennepin County

Dania Hall, 427 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1886-2000)
(44.969019° N, 93.24689° WLatitude: 44°58′8.468″N
Longitude: 93°14′48.804″W
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Dania Hall was lost to a devastating fire early Monday morning, February 28. Its loss is a compelling reminder of how vulnerable are the resources that we’ve been charged to protect. The neighborhood and preservation community are grieving the loss of a landmark that can never be replaced.

Dania Hall was a remarkable place. It was both a social and a visual anchor in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. Constructed in 1886 in an imposing “Victorian Eclectic” style, the auditorium on its upper floors was a cultural center for the Danish community as well as a rich, intimate performing arts space that served the larger community. The first floor and basement levels housed commercial retail.

The building barely survived a 1991 fire that destroyed major portions of the upper floors and roof, a setback that made its redevelopment all the more challenging in recent years. The future was beginning to look bright once again, as rehabilitation of the structure had just begun; this makes the tragedy of the recent loss that much greater. It was envisioned to become once again a local cultural center and a catalyst to revitalize the neighborhood.[1]

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