NRHP: People's Unitarian Church

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People's Unitarian Church

People's Unitarian Church

NRHP Reference #: 84002497

NRHP Listing Date: 19840614


1640 N, Ord, Valley County, Nebraska

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The People's Unitarian Church, located in Ord, is one of few octagonal buildings in Nebraska. Its unusual design incorporates a square plan with brick wall material on the first story and an octagon shaped second story covered with wooden shingles. The church was organized in early 1899 under the leadership of Reverend A. H. Tyrer, who resigned from the Episcopal Church due to his liberal views. A Unitarian Society was organized shortly thereafter. Construction of the church building began in 1901 with the dedication in November of that year. The building has also been used for various commercial and fraternal purposes and as a library.

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