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Hoff Rural School

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1885. Fire No. 6591, 123rd Ave. NE, 2 miles south of ND 17
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

The rural school building for Walsh County District 70 is typical of many one-room school buildings. In a manner similar to rural churches, the independent country school was the focal point in Hoff Township. Thanks to the efforts of neighboring residents, this country school is immaculately maintained and contains a virtually intact interior with artifacts, collections, and ephemera associated with the educational practices of early-twentieth-century country school education. Though Hoff School no longer serves as a primary educational facility (it closed in 1960), the school retains its sense of local importance as a unifying institution and a landmark place in the rural landscape.

Writing Credits

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



Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Hoff Rural School", [Adams, 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, 95-95.

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