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Little Norway

  • Also Known As: Nissedahle

  • Address: 3576 CTH JG
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

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Little Norway


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Nerdrum, Stanley Architect
1892/11/00 Designed by Albert Hansteen as an exposition building for the Columbian Expo, M Thams and Co of Drontheim, Norway, begin building the Norway Building. It was modeled after Norwegian stave churches built in Norway between the C10th and C12th.
1893/06/00 Albert Waldemar Hansteen Architect In May and June, the Norway Building is reassembled in Chicago. The building is used as an office by the Norwegian commissioner at the fair and as a meeting area for Norwegian citizens. Exhibits are limited to illustrations on the wall. World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893/11/00 C K G Billings Owner Cornelius Kingsley Garrison Billings of Chicago buys the Norway Building and moves it to Lake Geneva where he has it reassembled on his summer estate. World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1910/00/00 William Wrigley Jr Owner William Mitchell sells his Lake Geneva estate, including the Norway Building, to William Wrigley, Jr.

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Particulars for Little Norway:
Sight Category Building
Cultural Affiliation European American
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Modern Movement
Attribute Moved property
Museum Type Museum
Owner Private

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 16th March 1998

Registry Name: Little Norway
Registry Address: 3576 CTH JG
Registry Number: 98000169
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Hansteen, Albert Waldemar; Nerdrum, Stanley
Architectural Style: Modern movement
Area in Acres: 53
Contributing Buildings: 20
Non-Contributing Buildings: 8
Contributing Structures: 3
Non-Contributing Structures: 3
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: European
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years, Moved property
Significant Year: 1927, 1935
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Museum
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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