Village Hall - 121 Judd Street

Historic Marine on Saint Croix

Village Hall - 121 Judd Street

Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota 55047, United States

Created By: David Sours


The first structure on the Village Hall site was a boarding house for lumber workers, built in 1840 and used as a school before burning in 1856. The current structure was built in 1888 to house both the Village government offices and the fire house, including a hand-pumper fire engine, purchased by the Village Council in 1886 for $1,060 and still owned by the Village of Marine. In 1921, the upstairs of the Hall was transformed to contain Marine's new 'Opera House', the existing auditorium complete with a stage and balcony. Native artist Axel Lindahl painted the St. Croix River scene on the drop curtain still used today. Beginning in 1917 it was the scene of the community Christmas tree program and party for all of the children in the surrounding area. Since 1972, local elementary students have graced the stage with their annual production of the sixth grade play. The Village Hall is also the oldest hall in the state that continues to serve as the seat for community government.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Marine on Saint Croix


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