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Near Hastings in Dakota County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Nininger Historic Site

 
 
Nininger Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 15, 2013
1. Nininger Historic Site Marker
Inscription. On this historic site, the SW corner of Block 67 of the Nininger City plat, was located a building that served the citizens for a century and a half. Construction began in March, 1858, when the Nininger Chapter of the Independent Order of Good Templars, founded in New York to promote total abstinence of intoxicating liquors, established a two story Good Templars' Hall here. However, membership faltered and the first floor became a school in 1859.

Decay destroyed the first floor of the 20' by 36' building and, by circa 1880, the first level was removed to create a one story classic Greek Revival school building, District 24. Grades 1 through 8 were taught here until 1948. School year 1948-49 included Grades 1 through 6 when consolidation with the Hastings school district closed District 24.

The school building became the Nininger Town Hall in 1951 and, during 1977-78, it underwent major restoration thanks to donations of funds and nearly 600 labor hours from Township residents. The treasured significance of this hall was recognized in January, 1980, by listing it on the National Register of Historic Places.

In March, 2005, the citizens voted to replace the Town Hall with a new facility in compliance with Federal public access and safety standards. The Historic Town Hall was sold for $1 to Little Log
Nininger Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 15, 2013
2. Nininger Historic Site Marker
north side of marker with duplicate text
House Pioneer Village,
south of Hastings, to be preserved for future generations. It was moved to the Village site June 7, 2005. Completion of the New Town Hall was celebrated with an open house on October 16, 2005.

Erected by the Citizens of Nininger-July 2006
Town Board: Stephen Bloomstrand-Karen Bremer-Robert Rotty
Historian: Harrison Benjamin

 
Erected 2006 by the Citizens of Nininger.
 
Location. 44° 46.168′ N, 92° 54.281′ W. Marker is near Hastings, Minnesota, in Dakota County. Marker is at the intersection of 124th Street East and Historic Donnelly Avenue / Ivanhoe Way, on the right when traveling west on 124th Street East. Click for map. Marker is at the Nininger Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12390 Ivanhoe Way, Hastings MN 55033, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ignatius Donnelly's Nininger City Home (here, next to this marker); River Habitats (approx. 1.7 miles away); Shaping the River (approx. 2 miles away); Native Cultures (approx. 2.4 miles away); Enjoying the River (approx. 2.5
Nininger Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 15, 2013
3. Nininger Historic Site Marker
miles away); Living in the Water (approx. 2.7 miles away); Going with the Flow (approx. 2.9 miles away); Downtown Develops (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hastings.
 
Also see . . .
1. Good Templars Hall. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 30, 2013.) 

2. Nininger, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. "Nininger is a ghost town in section 18 of Nininger Township in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States." (Submitted on May 30, 2013.) 

3. Minnesota Historical Society. Nininger, A Boom Town of the Fifties. (Submitted on May 30, 2013.) 
 
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Nininger Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 15, 2013
4. Nininger Historic Site Marker
marker is to the right
Nininger Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 15, 2013
5. Nininger Historic Site Marker
left marker
Nininger Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 15, 2013
6. Nininger Town Hall
Close-up of Marker Date image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 15, 2013
7. Close-up of Marker Date
Close-up of Marker Photo image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 15, 2013
8. Close-up of Marker Photo
Good Templars' Hall
National Register of Historic Places #79001234
Close-up of Marker Photo image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 15, 2013
9. Close-up of Marker Photo
Country School
Close-up of Marker Photo image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 15, 2013
10. Close-up of Marker Photo
Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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