The Good Templars Hall is a Greek Revival style public building that was built in 1858 in Nininger in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The Nininger Chapter of the Independent Order of Good Templars, a temperance group, built the two-story hall to have a place for socializing without alcohol. When the railroad bypassed Nininger in 1859, the town began to fail, and the building was sold to the school district. In the late 1870s the first floor was removed due to decay, and the upper floor and roof were lowered to the ground level. The building was renovated by an historical group and used as a community center[2][3] until it was moved to the Little Log House Pioneer Village in 2005. A plaque has been erected near its original location.

Good Templars Hall
Good Templars Hall as it now stands in the Little Log House Pioneer Village
Good Templars Hall is located in Minnesota
Good Templars Hall
Good Templars Hall is located in the United States
Good Templars Hall
Nearest city9965 124th Street,
Hastings, Minnesota
Coordinates44°46′11″N 92°54′15″W / 44.76972°N 92.90417°W / 44.76972; -92.90417
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.79001234[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 31, 1979
Plaque marking the original location of Good Templar Hall

References Edit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3.
  3. ^ "Historic Sites:Nininger". Dakota County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2008-02-27.