NRHP: Dannevirke Lutheran Church and Community Hall

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Dannevirke Lutheran Church & Community Hall

Dannevirke Lutheran Church & Community Hall

NRHP Reference #: 99000750

NRHP Listing Date: 19990625


Dannevirke Road & Wausa, Dannevirke, Howard County, Nebraska

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The Dannevirke Church and Community Hall are located near Elba. After Danes began settling the area in the early 1870s, the town of Dannevirke originated about 1874 with a post office established in 1880. The Community Hall was built in 1901 and quickly became a popular gathering place. Although the town of Dannevirke failed in 1903, the common bond of the Danes in the area continued. After two years of fund raising, the church was constructed in 1906. Today these are the only remaining intact buildings from the community and illustrate the importance placed on the public buildings from that era.

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