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Opened
2004

Kaddatz Artist Lofts

A Big Impact for Artists in a Small Community

111 West Lincoln Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN, 56537

Gallery

Exterior

Exterior

Gallery

Gallery

Interior

Gallery

Exterior

Resident Artist

Tabs

Overview

For years The Hotel Kaddatz was the leading hostelry in Fergus Falls, a west central Minnesota community of 13,000. But in the 1960s, when Interstate 94 opened on the south edge of town, Fergus Falls expanded to the south, and in 1975, the Kaddatz closed its doors. Although many thought the building should be torn down, a strong local preservation movement kept the historic structure standing until Artspace agreed to redevelop it as a live/work project.

The $2.4 million renovation created 10 units of mixed-income housing on the building’s upper two floors (it is Artspace’s smallest live/work project), more than 7,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and community space on the lower level. The hotel’s grand staircase, sealed off by an earlier remodeling, was restored and extended to the lower level as well.

Fergus Falls is home to many artists — the most prominent being printmaker Charles Beck. In 2009, the community recognized Beck by establishing a nonprofit art gallery, the Kaddatz Galleries, to exhibit his works and those of other regional artists. 

Development Cost

$2.4 million

Architect

BKV Group

Development Sponsor

A Center for the Arts

Learn More
Kaddatz Overview (pdf, 101 KB)
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Our Thanks to...
FINANCING

City of Fergus Falls
Franklin Bank
Michel Associates, Ltd.
Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development
Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

FUNDERS

City of Fergus Falls
Frank W. Veden Charitable Trust
Lake Region Healthcare Corporation
The McKnight Foundation
Otter Tail Power Company
Roger L. and Agnes C. Dell Charitable Trust
West Central Initiative Fund
Wells Fargo Housing Fund