The Church Bar
The Church Bar is actually named The Steeple Bar and its in Orient, South Dakota. Originally it was a church that went for sale and became a famous local hangout. We discovered it photographing a partially abandoned town in South Dakota. A four-wheeler pulled up to chat. The driver, knowing we were Minnesotans, suggested an afternoon beer so we met him at the Church Bar.
Its been rebuilt since the fire that burnt it down but its nothing like that original which for decades heard weddings, baptisms, confirmations, funerals, last minute confessions and all imaginable things shouted, cried, whispered and conversed in that holy place of places.