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St. Joseph’s Catholic Church from 1895

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church from 1895

Terry has family in northeast North Dakota and managed to duck out of holiday festivities long enough to photograph this place in 2014 — St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Leroy, North Dakota.

Leroy, North Dakota

Leroy is in Pembina County, about ten miles northwest of Cavalier.

Leroy, North Dakota

Terry was told they stopped holding regular services here about a decade ago.

Leroy, North Dakota

This church is featured in our fourth hardcover coffee table book, Churches of the High Plains.

Leroy, North Dakota

Leroy, North Dakota

A small community center and auditorium.

Leroy, North Dakota

This area is absolutely steeped in history, stretching back to a pre-homestead, trader and trapper time in our history, when settlement of what would become North Dakota by European settlers was very sparse.

Leroy, North Dakota

UPDATE: Although the sign makes it look like the church is for sale, according to a comment below, the church is not actually for sale. See the comment below from Gaye Carpenter.

Leroy, North Dakota

Photos by Terry Hinnenkamp, copyright © 2014 Sonic Tremor Media

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Troy Larson is an author, photographer, gentleman adventurer (debatable) from Fargo, North Dakota, and co-founder of Ghosts of North Dakota.