The Muslim community, who sought farmland through the Homestead Acts, held services in the original sub-basement building, a 364-square-foot shelter that offered a coal stove, benches, and prayer rugs.
as early as the late-1800s, this North Dakota mosque is thought to be the oldest still in existence.
The modest building fell into ruin and was removed in 1979.
The family of its founders and Christian friends donated money to build a new mosque in its place 2005.
Today, the land here is home to a 92-square-foot structure, with 15-foot-high cinderblock walls on each side of a squared frame crowned with an aluminum dome and four minarets.