Near Hastings in Dakota County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Nininger Historic Site
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
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. Touch 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. 2½ 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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Categories. • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 444 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 30, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.