Sometimes we photograph a place and find out years later that it’s gone, sometimes the place is gone by the time we get there. But the one constant is that the list of places is growing all the time.
Here’s another list of ten more significant North Dakota places that have unfortunately lost their battle with time. When you’re done with this one, check out 10 Lost North Dakota Places, and 8 More Lost North Dakota Places.
1. Heaton’s Main Street
2. Calvin Corinthian Lodge
3. Eastedge House
This house is one of only two structures remaining on the Eastedge townsite, and it won’t stand much longer.
4. Isabel School
Contributor Mark Johnson took a photo that allowed us to do the above animation of one of the few remaining structures in Omemee, North Dakota. It’s a true ghost town and the elements have been hard on this place. It won’t be around many more years.
6. Most of Straubville
Straubville is a true ghost town with zero population, and most of the buildings, if they haven’t already collapsed, are crumbling.
7. Fargo Waldorf
The Fargo Waldorf was in the perfect location — directly across the street from the Northern Pacific train depot. It was destroyed by fire on December 19th, 1951. Read more about the Waldorf in Fargo Moorhead Lost and Found.
8. Munster Schoolhouse
We set out to photograph this schoolhouse in October of 2012 at the end of the driest summer ever in the state, and when we arrived, we were shocked to see the school had recently burned. We visited two years later, and it had collapsed.
9. Falsen School
Just the facade remains of the Falsen School in Verendrye, North Dakota.
1o. Lincoln Valley gas station
The filling station, the post office, and several other buildings on the block are now gone in Lincoln Valley.
Bonus Place: Lincoln Valley church
We know very little about this church. Please feel free to comment if you know anything about it. There did not appear to be wreckage of this church lying around, which makes us wonder whether it was moved somewhere.
Author: Troy Larson
Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota.