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History of the Church

History of the Church

The Farwell Norwegian Lutheran Church was organized in 1891.  In April of 1892, the congregation bought a vacant schoolhouse south of town for $75 and moved it into town.  In 1907, the existing church was built at the corner of Bertrand and North Streets.  The building committee consisted of John S. Irgens, A.S. Irgens, Jacob Jacobson, Lars Ormseth, L. Larson, William Max, O.H. Belgum, and Pastor B.A. Benson.  The new church was dedicated on November 3rd, 1907, and operated until 1991.  


In 2017, 110 years after its original dedication, the Farwell Norwegian Lutheran Church was restored by a great-grandson of John and Emma Irgens with the hope that it could be enjoyed for years to come.


Article: KZRA's Voice of Alexandria - Link


Article: Pioneer Press - Link

Before and After Restoration

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