We had some good guesses on our last post, and some of you got it right - the Yankton Grange!
The original hall was built in 1901 and underwent extensive remodeling and renovation in the latter half of 1940, with the grange members doing the majority of the work. The entire lower portion of the old hall was demolished and the upper floor was moved over onto a newly poured cement floor. Once rebuilt, the upper floor contained the auditorium and stage, and the bottom floor had a kitchen, dining room, restrooms, and dressing rooms with private stairs to the stage upstairs. The outside of the building was covered in cedar shakes that were painted gray, with red trim and a matching red roof. The new building was dedicated in grand fashion on February 23, 1941, and a moose head that was shot in Alaska was donated by Jesse Yoder for the occasion. If you've taken a drive through Yankton, you'll notice that the grange hall looks much as it did in 1941.