Odalen Lutherske Kirke

6 mi W and 1/4 mi N of Jct of ND 32 and Cty Rte 9, Edinburg, North Dakota. County/parish: Walsh.

NRIS 05001517

1 contributing building. 1 contributing site.

Removed from the National Register of Historic Places November 28, 2007.

From Wikipedia:

Odalen Lutherske Kirke

The Odalen Lutherske Kirke, also known as the Odalen Lutheran Church or simply the Odalen Church, was an historic Norwegian-American Lutheran church located in Tiber Township, in Walsh County near Edinburg, North Dakota.

Odalen Lutherske Kirke is significant for its association with the Norwegian immigrants from the traditional district of Odal in the county of Hedmark in eastern Norway. Norwegian immigrants settled this area in rural Walsh County, and established the congregation in 1884. The church was built in 1896 in the Greek Revival style. It bore a striking resemblance to the Ullern Church built 29 years earlier in Odal.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 11, 2006. It burned to ground on June 21, 2007 and was delisted on November 28, 2007. It was the last public building in Tiber Township.

On July 30, 2008, an 80-foot cross was erected at the site to memorialize the church. Plans are ongoing for a further memorial.

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Architectural styles:

  • Greek Revival

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/05001517