|The Hokah Municipal Building is locally significant under Criterion A in the area of Politics/Government and Entertainment/Recreation as a distinctive example of a local partnership with the Works Progress Administration to provide a modem multi-use public building to meet a small town's need for a city office, fire station, community hall, and gymnasium. The WPA-supported construction of the building not only delivered short term unemployment relief during the Depression, but also provided the community with a civic center which has served as the focus of its social life from 1938 to the present. The Hokah Municipal Building is also locally significant under Criterion C in the area of Architecture because it embodies the distinctive characteristics of Art Deco style as applied to a multi-use municipal building during the New Deal. Like many WPA projects, the Art Deco features forcefully proclaim the building's association with the period. The period of significance begins in 1938 with the construction of the Hokah Municipal Building and continues to 1964, as the passage of fifty years is the minimum threshold for considering the eligibility of a property for the National Register. This property is related to the statewide historic contexts of "Federal Relief Construction in Minnesota, 1933-1941."