District No. 72 School

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District No. 72 School
District No. 72 School.jpg
District No. 72 School from the southwest
District No. 72 School is located in Minnesota
District No. 72 School
Location 3847 321st Street, West, at Cornell Avenue
Waterford Township, Minnesota
Nearest city Northfield, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°29′05″N 93°08′41″W / 44.4848°N 93.1446°W / 44.4848; -93.1446Coordinates: 44°29′05″N 93°08′41″W / 44.4848°N 93.1446°W / 44.4848; -93.1446
Built 1882
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 79001236[1]
Added to NRHP December 31, 1979

The District No. 72 School represents small, rural school-houses in Dakota County in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It was built in 1882, with a bell-tower, clapboard siding, a steep gabled roof, and pediments. It continues to be used as a community center and township hall.[2][3] It is now known as the Waterford Community Center.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3. 
  3. ^ "Historic Sites:Waterford". Dakota County Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-02-27.