August 5, 2015
North Dakota Property Listed in National Register of Historic Places
BISMARCK – A church in Dunn County has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the federal government’s list of properties it considers worthy of preservation and recognition.
Independence Congregational Church near Mandaree was an important gathering place in Independence on the Fort Berthold Reservation prior to construction of the Garrison Dam. It is important at the local level as a place that embodied the religious missionary work and cultural convergence. The church is also significant at the national level as testimony of the forced relocation and incredible disruption caused by US government policies.
Contrary to some misconceptions about the National Register program, listing in it does not prevent owners from altering their property, restricting the use or sale of the property, or establish times requiring that the property must be open to the public. Entry into the National Register of Historic Places does give a property prestige, provides protection from federally-assisted projects, and provides eligibility for certain preservation financial incentives.
For more information about the National Register program in North Dakota, contact Architectural Historian Lorna Meidinger, State Historical Society of North Dakota, at 701.328.2089 or find information online at history.nd.gov.
CONTACT: Lorna Meidinger, 701.328.2089
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