Alexian Brothers Novitiate

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This mega mansion on the Red River was built in 1939 as a dormitory for the order of the Alexian Brothers. In the 1970s, the property was given to a local Native American tribe following months of hostile negotiation with the church. After buying the building for $1, the tribe, however, was unable to maintain the property, and it was in turn handed over the local township of Gresham, Wisconsin. It has since fallen into a state of despair, but remains a great sight to see.

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Alexian Brothers Novitiate

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This mega mansion on the Red River was built in 1939 as a dormitory for the order of the Alexian Brothers. In the 1970s, the property was given to a local Native American tribe following months of hostile negotiation with the church. After buying the building for $1, the tribe, however, was unable to maintain the property, and it was in turn handed over the local township of Gresham, Wisconsin. It has since fallen into a state of despair, but remains a great sight to see.