South Square is:
A place to gather.
South Square is a 32,000 square foot brick building located just off the main thoroughfare of St. Ansgar, Iowa. It is made up of 17 former classrooms, a commercial kitchen, and a full-size gymnasium and stage. The former classrooms offer short-term and long-term rental solutions for individuals and groups, and the gymnasium provides large-scale event space.
An opportunity to create.
South Square is more than just an empty building, it's an incubator for creativity. South Square houses and maintains the Creative Arts Gallery, which is a place for community members to share their artistic talents. South Square also sponsors art classes in its working art studio, and is proud to be a home for the Cedar Summerstock Theater.
A part of the community.
South Square played a part in the lives of the thousands of students who passed through its hallways for almost a century while it operated as a school. South Square keeps those memories alive while it takes on a new role in the community of St. Ansgar.