900 East Main St




Winneshiek County Fairgrounds Grandstand


900 East Main St Decorah, IA 52101

Year Built


On the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds website, Nancy Sacquitne gives the following history: “1927—Bonds worth $12,000 were issued, paying 6% (going rate was 4%) to erect a new grandstand. The new “curved” grandstand was ready to use for the 1927 Fair. It took until 1943 to pay off the last of the debt and get the title. Today the grandstand is still in use and one of only a few grandstands with its unique curved architecture still standing.”  The design is listed on Altfillisch’s complete project list. Construction was by A. R. Coffeen, whose firm records show a total cost of $12,980.

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