Langberg’s Church That Became a School

Langberg’s Church That Became a School

This place is the Langberg country school, in Bowman County, just down the road from Nebo and Adelaide Schools, and only four miles from the border with South Dakota.

Langberg Township School

We’re told this place was originally a church and later became a school, and someone told us it was actually a residence for a time as well. If someone can fill in the details of that transition, we’d love to hear it in the comments below. ¬†Today, it stands with its door open, waiting for someone to come along and rescue it from the sad fate that awaits all abandoned structures on the prairie.

Langberg Township School

Langberg Township School

This part of the state is very sparsely populated and antelope run wild on the prairie.

Langberg Township School

Langberg Township School

The ladder leads up to the loft in the bell tower.

Langberg Township School

Langberg Township School

Langberg Township School

Photos by Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp, © 2015 Sonic Tremor Media

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8 thoughts on “Langberg’s Church That Became a School

  1. Went to Langberg School all 8 years of grade school. The building was originally a church. There was no water at the school. The teacher or one of the families brought water to fill the water cooler every day. Our outdoor toilets were state of the art, at that time. Wonderful memories.

    1. I also attended this school all 8 years. I had Margie Schaaf as my teacher every year. I was the only one in my class all 8 yers. We played in the teacherage which is no longer there and also on the giant strides, we ice skated and went sledding, played baseball and some even rode horses and bikes to school. Many wonderful memories and i wish this school would have been kept up.

  2. Cindy, who owns the land this sits on now? Trying to get a bead on where it is. North of Camp Crook? It’s a beautiful building. It would be lovely to have it restored. Too bad the museum does know tons of space in Bowman.

  3. Adelaide Township in Bowman County was named for my great grandmother, Adelaide McIntyre. She homesteaded there after her husband died. I assume the school was named for the township.

  4. I have similar photos of this building. I attended school here for eight years. Good education! Fond memories.
    Will help restore. My mother was a teacher here. She lived in the building during bad winters. My dada courted her from five miles down the road where he homesteaded. They married and had 12 children. I’m number 12, few stories so adventurous, courageous and requiring immense faith, courage and perseverance.

  5. I went to Lanberg through fourth grade. It’s roughly 16 miles south of Rhame. Margie Schaaf was my teacher–wonderful teacher.

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