Good Templars Hall

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Good Templars Hall
Nininger Town Hall.jpg
Good Templars Hall as it now stands in the Little Log House Pioneer Village
Good Templars Hall is located in Minnesota
Good Templars Hall
Nearest city 9965 124th Street, Hastings, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°46′11″N 92°54′15″W / 44.76972°N 92.90417°W / 44.76972; -92.90417Coordinates: 44°46′11″N 92°54′15″W / 44.76972°N 92.90417°W / 44.76972; -92.90417
Built 1858
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 79001234[1]
Added to NRHP December 31, 1979

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 in which to not drink. 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  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. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
Plaque marking the original location of Good Templar Hall