Tiny church.

Tiny Church: Morning Star Chapel

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Elk Horn, Iowa

Built in 1951 by Charles Johann Walensky, an 83-year-old Danish immigrant who lived across the state in Waterloo, Iowa. He died in 1959, his daughter kept it for the next ten years, then she got old and turned it over to her nephew, LaVerne Walensky, who kept it in his backyard for the next 26 years. When he got old he donated it to the Museum of Danish America, and it was packed onto a trailer and driven to Elk Horn in 1995. It stayed there until it was moved downtown near the windmill.

The church is only 6 x 8 feet, has four small pews, and has always been a popular spot for (small) weddings.

Also see: Tiny Churches: Get Out Your Magnifying Glasses

Tiny Church: Morning Star Chapel

Address:
2104 Elm St., Elk Horn, IA
Directions:
Windmill park, near the corner of Elm St. and Union St.
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