A friend and classmate that grew up a few blocks from the Alexandria home where I was raised on Douglas Street bought a church in 2016. Yes, a church. The church is the Norwegian Lutheran Church (circa 1907) in Farwell, Minnesota and the friend is Ted Irgens. Ted bought the church as his great grandparents were founding members of the church. Along with the personal connection (his grandfather was raised in Farwell) Ted has an appreciation for architecture and has restored other buildings in need of love from someone with a good eye. After an extensive renovation the church can now be reserved for weddings and events.
Recently Ted reached out to me to see if I would consider taking some aerial photos of Farwell with my drone as Ted has commissioned an artist to paint a mural on the side of a building in Farwell and a bird’s eye perspective would be helpful to the artist. Below are a few of the photos from my visit this past weekend.
If you aren’t familiar with Farwell, it is conveniently located about 18 miles southwest of Alexandria and 15 miles northwest of Glenwood. It is a quiet little town but Ted’s vision is noticeable. A Standard Oil station is being restored and I was anxious to peek in the windows but there were large pools of water from melted snow that kept me away.
I am a Realtor with Alexandria Brokers Realty and my market is the Greater Alexandria Area in Minnesota. Since 2002 lakefront real estate has been my focus and I’ve worked with numerous lakefront buyers and sellers. I’ve made it my job to know the shorelines of all of the lakes and the demand in any kind of market environment, hot or cold, and stay ahead of the curve in technology to benefit those that have entrusted me to help them sell or buy.