ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen/Brown County Landmarks Commission is planning
a public tour and discussion of Northern State University’s newly renovated Krikac Auditorium.
The event, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, being held in conjunction with National Historic Preservation Month in May. The tour and discussion will be led by Earl Weisenburger, director of Northern’s purchasing department and project manager for the Krikac Administration Building remodeling project.
Built in 1907, the building is named after the late William K. Krikac, a Northern graduate and former vice president for Finance and Administration. The building was recently updated for a cost of $1.5 million, funded by the Higher Education Finance Fund. Work included window replacement and the addition of central air conditioning in Krikac and adjoining Spafford Hall. In the historic auditorium, flooring and chairs were replaced, stained-glass windows were restored, and a wireless sound system and new stage lighting system were added.
As project manager, Weisenburger was heavily involved in the project and got to see it from start to finish. His presentation will include pictures of Krikac from the 1950s and 60s and from the recent remodeling project.
The May 14 event, which is free and open to the public, will also include a performance by a Northern vocal group.