Berlin, North Dakota is a small town in Lamoure County in southeastern North Dakota. Although many of the structures which once existed in Berlin are now gone, there are some impressive structures still standing.
Sabrina Hornung contributed a few photos of Berlin in 2011. In the summer of 2012 we were able to get to Berlin and capture these photos for ourselves.
US Census Data for Berlin
Total Population by Place
1910 – 137
1920 – 130
1930 – 135
1940 – 132
1950 – 124
1960 – 78
1970 – 76
1980 – 57
1990 – 32
2000 – 35
2010 – 34
This old fire station is in quite good condition. Hopefully someone has plans to maintain and/or restore this because the old fire stations are rapidly disappearing from North Dakota’s dwindling small towns.
Berlin Legion Post 206
This is the former bar and service station.
Pete’s Ponderosa looks much worse on the inside than it does on the outside, as you’ll see below.
The ceiling and the floor of Pete’s Ponderosa — both caved in.
The former blacksmith shop.
There is a thick black powerline which runs in front of this fire station. Troy removed it from these photographs.
The old horse-drawn fire wagon is still inside the station.
Photos by Troy and Rat, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC