Strand renovation preserves history for generations to come


August 24, 2023

Floyd Strand

The original Strand home in the spring of 1912. Pictured is Floyd's great-aunt, "Tante Laura," and his father. The plank road was the original North Nordic Drive, which was called Front Street, says Floyd.

Looking to the narrows on North Nordic Drive, the home of Floyd and Barbara Strand stands as a one-of-a-kind relic of Petersburg's Norwegian roots. From its humble beginnings, this house has expanded, evolved, and welcomed home new generations for more than a century. It is the single oldest house in Petersburg, owned and lived in by the same family for its entirety. Initially built in 1902, what sets this house apart from the rest constructed during that time is the remarkable fact that its original structure still stands today.

Wandering through the property provides a taste of older times,...

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