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Holy Trinity Church

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1936, Fabian Redmond. 0.25 miles west of 101st Ave. NE, Dresden townsite, 9 miles northwest Langdon
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

The Holy Trinity Church at Dresden was built with granite fieldstone collected by local parishioners and designed by a Minneapolis architect. Stonemason Edroy Patterson from Rugby directed workers who were paid between $1.50 and $2.00 a day. Walls are buttressed at the corners and at bearing points for the interior trusswork. The bell tower and entrance portico are physically engaged with the steeply roofed gable end. The interior has steeply sloped ceilings with exposed timber trusswork. Now used by the Cavalier County Historical Society, the former church is part of a group of buildings celebrating local history with artifacts and memorabilia.

Writing Credits

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


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Holy Trinity Church", [Langdon, 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, 100-100.

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