So-called progress and inevitable changes occur throughout our history.
Northwest corner of the Germania Hall
This building stood on what is now the Level B building and parking lot.
The south side of the building faced Iowa 46 (now Highway 141)
That brick structure, among other historical structures should have never been torn down, but decisions have to be made to make room for the future so quite a few old structures have
been razed over the decades.
Note: My comments are NOT meant to be judgmental on those who made those decisions. I realize a myriad of decisions had to be made on whether to keep the building or tear it down and build a new one.
Eventually the Schuetzen Verein members closed the doors and they gifted the building and property to the Manning Fire Department.
The Manning High School used this and several other buildings around town for classrooms.
Here are some members of the MHS class of 1934.
Back: Bill Ohde, Albert Boock, Harlyn Hinz, Launetta Murphy
Front: Marjorie Martens, Bob Petersen, Bernice Dethlefs
Teachers: Virginia Dethlefs, Charles Brotherton, Roy Karbula, Ila Rix
View on north side
Looking south toward the stage
Balcony level looking east
Looking north toward the balcony
Looking to the southwest
William F. Ohde on the stage