Kaleva Hall

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Kaleva Hall
Valon Tuote Raittiusseura
Valon Tuote Raittiusseura.jpg
Kaleva Hall viewed from the southwest
Kaleva Hall is located in Minnesota
Kaleva Hall
Kaleva Hall is located in the United States
Kaleva Hall
Location125 3rd Street N., Virginia, Minnesota
Coordinates47°31′34″N 92°31′58″W / 47.52611°N 92.53278°W / 47.52611; -92.53278Coordinates: 47°31′34″N 92°31′58″W / 47.52611°N 92.53278°W / 47.52611; -92.53278
AreaLess than one acre
Builtc. 1906
ArchitectUnknown
NRHP reference #79003199[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 24, 1979

Kaleva Hall is a historic Finnish-American clubhouse in Virginia, Minnesota, United States. It was operated by the Valon Tuote temperance society from its construction around 1906 until the late 1960s, after which it was acquired by the Knights and Ladies of Kaleva.[2] The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 under its Finnish name Valon Tuote Raittiusseura for its local significance in the themes of education, entertainment/recreation, and social history.[3] It was nominated for continuously serving as the headquarters of one of the city's major ethnic groups throughout the 20th century.[2]

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Kaleva Hall is a rectangular, two-story building constructed of brick. Columnar brick buttresses divide the front façade into two bays and the side elevations into four bays. The building has a steeply pitched hip roof with an additional roof feature over the main entrance in the form of a squared-off bell. Some decorative brickwork creates a frieze just below the eaves.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b Karni, Michael (1978-09-07). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory -- Nomination Form: Valon Tuote Raittiusseura (Reward of Light Temperance Society)". National Park Service. Retrieved 2018-07-01. With two accompanying photos from 1979
  3. ^ "Valon Tuote Raittiusseura (Finnish Temperance Hall)". Minnesota National Register Properties Database. Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2018-07-01.