Airport Beacon Tower

Commissioned by: University of North Dakota

Installation: 1941

Medium: Mixed media

Built through Federal Works Progress Administration 1941 Aerospace. Located on the west side of the Transportation Building is the original Grand Forks Airport beacon tower. The Grand Forks Airport was once located on North 43rd Street. The old terminal building currently houses the Brekke Tours and Travel Agency. Used for guiding pilots, the beacon tower was built as a Federal Works Progress Administration project and was dedicated in 1941. In 1964, the tower was moved to a home in the Riverside neighborhood of Grand Forks. It was rediscovered after the flood of 1997, and in 2002 the tower was given this new home on campus by the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

Contact Information

3980 Campus Road
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202