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Church of the Good Shepherd

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1885, George Hancock. W. D St. and 3rd St. W
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

The first Episcopal bishop of North Dakota was William D. Walker, who served from 1883 to 1897 and who conducted worship services for a time from an ingeniously outfitted railroad cathedral car. This Gothic Revival church is an especially well proportioned and finely crafted church of fieldstone. Its principal entrance is at the base of a tall square bell tower with an open belfry and a steeple positioned on the side wall of the nave. A rose window is placed within the shingled gable end of the steeply roofed sanctuary that is adorned by crosses at each end. The exterior wood trim is painted in deep green and red paint.

Writing Credits

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



Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Church of the Good Shepherd", [Lakota, 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, 88-88.

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