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Near Crooks in Minnehaha County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Old Nidaros Church Replica

 
 
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1. Old Nidaros Church Replica Marker
Inscription.  The Little Nidaros Church is a replica of the Old Nidaros Church that was built in 1878 and is now located in Renner. Art Moe was inspired to build a replica as he daily drove past the Old Church on his way to work. Following retirement, Moe worked 5300 hours on the project over a 15-year period. He paid $9000 for materials. The completed miniature, built on a scale of 4 inches to the foot and measuring 12 by 18 feet, seats about 20 persons.

Moe attended classes to learn how to duplicate the stained-glass windows and then made the interior to match the Old Nidaros Church. The altar has a built-in pulpit and is painted Norwegian red. To make it usable, it was constructed two-thirds the size of the original.

In August 1993, when Moe donated the replica to West Nidaros Church for the congregation's 125th anniversary, a mover transported it from Moe's farm to this site. Dedicated to the glory of God in memory of the pioneers who started the congregation and in honor of the members who have sustained it, the replica is used occasionally for baptisms and weddings.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
 
Location. 43° 42.146′ N, 96° 47.459′ W. Marker is near Crooks, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Marker is on 471st Avenue north of 254th Street (County Road 122), on the left when traveling south. The marker is located on the grounds of West Nidaros Lutheran Church near Crooks. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25403 471st Ave, Crooks SD 57020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Nidaros Replica Church (a few steps from this marker); Oyen-Person Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker); To God Be The Glory! (within shouting distance of this marker); John Thompson, Pioneer / Early Settlers' Association (approx. 2˝ miles away); Lyons High School (approx. 4.1 miles away); Benton Lutheran Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Peter Byg, Prairie Fire Victim (approx. 4.4 miles away); Saint Olaf Roller Mill and Power Dam (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crooks.
 
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2. Old Nidaros Church Replica Marker
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3. Old Nidaros Church Replica & Marker
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4. Old Nidaros Church Replica
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5. Old Nidaros Church Replica Stone Marker
Old Nidaros Replica Church
Built and donated by
Arthur O. Moe
Dedicated August 15, 1993
125th Anniversary of Nidaros
Organized August 12, 1868
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2021. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 28, 2021. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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