“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Flandreau in Moody County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Riverbend Meeting House

Built 1871 – Restored 1989

Riverbend Meeting House & Marker image. Click for full size.
September 5, 2021
1. Riverbend Meeting House & Marker
Inscription.  A 22'x36' wood frame building was erected by the Presbyterian Missions in 1871 in the vicinity of 400 North Crescent Street as a church for the Santee Sioux settlers. Replaced as a church in 1873, it was used as a school and meeting house until 1891 when it was moved to the Flandreau Indian School. Known as Building 59 it served as a classroom, commodity distribution building and a residence. When the building was no longer needed by Flandreau Indian School, it was slated for demolition. In 1989, the Historical Building Preservation Society, a non-profit organization, was formed to restore Building 59 to its original form as a church of the early 1870s and move it to the Moody County Museum grounds.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
Location. 44° 2.956′ N, 96° 34.934′ W. Marker is in Flandreau, South Dakota, in Moody County. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and East 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north on
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Water Street. Located on the grounds of the Moody County Museum in Flandreau. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 706 E Pipestone Ave, Flandreau SD 57028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waxdahl Claim Shack (a few steps from this marker); Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Jones School District #60 (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Mrs. Joseph Thatcher (approx. 0.8 miles away); Flandreau Indian High School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Governor Bill Janklow (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wakpaipaksan Okodakiciye (approx. 1.3 miles away); Flandreau Christian Indian Community (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flandreau.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2021. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 7, 2021. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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