churches

  • Oberon, North Dakota

    Second Chances in Oberon

    By / May 20, 2015 / Oberon, ND

    Oberon, North Dakota is in Benson County, about ten miles southwest of Fort Totten. Two places we had been to previously, Josephine and Flora, North Dakota, are a short drive west. We happened to drive through Oberon when we were on our way to Minot in 2014 and we were surprised to see there were… [read more]

  • Augustana Swedish Lutheran Church

    Augustana Swedish Lutheran Church

    By / May 16, 2015 / Points of Interest

    Augustana Swedish Lutheran Church is in Eddy County, about seven and a half miles southwest of Sheyenne, North Dakota. Two other places we’ve photographed — Bremen and Hamberg — are just a short drive away. An obituary for Astrid Nelson Salmonson published in the Fargo Forum in 2002 reveals interesting details about Mrs. Salmonson’s young… [read more]

  • Pembina, North Dakota

    History Appreciation in Pembina

    By / April 15, 2015 / Pembina, ND

    In Pembina, North Dakota, there are a couple of historic and significant places I particularly wanted to photograph — primarily, this beautiful Icelandic and Ukrainian Orthodox church. This church was the Icelandic Evangelical Lutheran Church from 1885 to 1937, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. John from 1937 to 1987. This church is now… [read more]

  • Jud, North Dakota

    Spring in Jud, North Dakota

    By / March 15, 2015 / Jud, ND

    This is Jud, North Dakota, in Lamoure County, about 14 miles northwest of Edgeley. Jud is far from a ghost town — there were 72 residents according to the 2010 census, but we found out about Jud after someone suggested there was a school that might be a good photo opportunity, and upon further investigation,… [read more]

  • Leroy, North Dakota

    St. Joseph’s Catholic Church from 1895

    By / December 30, 2014 / Leroy, ND

    Terry ducked out of holiday festivities long enough to photograph this place — St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Leroy, North Dakota. Leroy is in Pembina County, about ten miles northwest of Cavalier. Terry was told they stopped holding regular services here about a decade ago. A small community center and auditorium. This area is absolutely… [read more]

  • Abandoned Minot Church

    Forgotten Minot Church

    By / November 29, 2014 / Points of Interest

    This vacant church stands at the corner of Broadway and 4th Ave NW in Minot, at the bottom of North Broadway, right across the street from Sammy’s Pizza. ┬áIt was locked-up and posted, so we weren’t able to go inside, but by all outward appearances, this place is largely forgotten. We photographed this place on… [read more]

  • Balfour, North Dakota

    Back to Balfour

    By / November 12, 2014 / Balfour, ND

    We visited Balfour in November of 2014, nine years after our first visit, to get some photos of all the things we missed the first time. We actually tried to revisit Balfour in 2012, but a road construction crew had traffic at a complete stop on Highway 52, complicating our travel schedule, and we decided… [read more]

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church

    Immanuel Lutheran Church

    By / November 9, 2014 / Points of Interest

    As we ventured toward Minot for a book signing event, we decided we would try to sneak in some shooting time at a few different locations along the drive, but this was not a place we knew about beforehand — we just happened to drive right by it, on highway 30 in Albert Township, just… [read more]

  • Cogswell, North Dakota

    Three Cogswell Churches

    By / October 11, 2014 / Cogswell, ND

    We stopped in Cogswell specifically to photograph the beautiful United Methodist Church, and to see if a church shown on our postcard from 1918 was still standing. In the process, we ran across another boarded-up church we didn’t know was there. Cogswell is in Sargent County, about 60 miles west of Wahpeton. According to the… [read more]

  • Deisem, North Dakota

    Return to Deisem

    By / October 8, 2014 / Deisem, ND

    When we planned our trip in early October of 2014, we realized we would be in the area of Deisem and made plans for a return visit. Deisem’s former church, the lone remaining structure, was in such terrible shape last time we were there, we didn’t know whether it would even be standing when we… [read more]

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