Wadena Pioneer: New day coming for Wadena’s downtown commercial district?

EXCERPT: “If Wadena’s downtown commercial district has the distinction of being added to the National Register of Historic Places in the future much of the credit will have to go to a route Denis Gardner chose to follow four years ago. Gardner was driving to his home in Deer River after being invited to Deer Creek to have a look at an old fire station. His route took him into Wadena. As he drove up Jefferson Street his historian’s eye was captured by the town’s commercial district, which runs for several blocks on Jefferson Street. ‘I’m thinking Wadena might have a historic district here in terms of the buildings,’ Gardner said. ‘The buildings retained enough of their historic qualities that they could potentially be a national register historic district.'” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2KAWMzm