The Rotunda

Gasconade County

This red-brick octagon is on the National Register of Historic Places and was constructed as part of a fairground by the Gasconade County Agricultural Association to provide a location for horticultural exhibits and wine-judging events. The building, with its rare shape, demonstrates the importance of viniculture to the economic growth and identity of Hermann as a distinctly German community. It is threatened by years of deferred maintenance, lack of interest, and the City Park Board’s talk of demolishing the structure.

Listed in 2005 and 2006, and as a watched property in 2007 and 2008.

Update: This building has been SAVED!

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