Vang Lutheran

Vang Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manfred, North Dakota (Wells County)
Vang Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manfred, North Dakota (Wells County)

Vang Evangelical Lutheran Church is in Manfred, North Dakota and was built in 1906.  Vang was named after a town in Norway.  The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001 and is considered Victorian Gothic.  Its importance, similar to many of the other Dakota churches included in the blog, is mainly that it evidences the Norwegian pioneering settlements found throughout the region.  The church is largely the same as when built, but, in 1918, they dug a basement, jacked up the church building and used rollers to roll it over the basement.  A very detailed book, written on the 75th anniversary of the church (1970) is available free online.

 

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