Sweatman Art Memorial / Finnish Lutheran Church

Sweatman Art Memorial / Finnish Lutheran Church (HM29B8)

Location: Lead, SD 57754 Lawrence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 21.115', W 103° 45.853'

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This former Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church was built in 1889 by John Neimi and John Saari, and was located on Lot 11 East Main Street.
It is significant as the only remaining institutional building which marks the history of the Finns in Lead. In addition, the church retains an unusual altar painting done by one of its members in 1905-1907.

Upon dedication of a new Lutheran Church in 1962, the original church, seen here, was sold to the Lead Women's Club for an art memorial and was moved to a site in the old Sinking Gardens Park. It was named Sweatman Art Memorial in honor of Mrs. Ira B. Sweatman who had left a donation for an art center. It remained there until the expansion of the Open Cut necessitated its removal to its present location in the summer of 1994.
HM NumberHM29B8
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Date Added Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 598490 N 4911703
Decimal Degrees44.35191667, -103.76421667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 21.115', W 103° 45.853'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 21' 6.8999999999999" N, 103° 45' 51.18" W
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Area Code(s)605
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-85, Lead SD 57754, US
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