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Swedish Zion Lutheran Stone Church

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1903. 4th Ave. NE between 108th St. NE and 109th St. NE, 8 miles northeast of Souris
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

This breathtakingly beautiful country church sits on a promontory just one-half mile south of the Canadian border. The proportions of the three-stage bell tower, flared spire and finial, and Gothic-arched windows set in buttressed fieldstone exterior walls recall the standard of craft seen in the state’s early Swedish buildings.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Swedish Zion Lutheran Stone Church", [Souris, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 126-126.

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