Today, building structures out of natural, eco-friendly materials is increasingly popular amongst people who are concerned about our impact on the environment. What many people don’t realize is that these building methods have been around far longer than most of today’s environmentalists have. Well before today’s “traditional” building methods and materials became commonplace, organic building materials were often used out of necessity. Sometimes they were even used to display prosperity.

These structures held varying degrees of importance and, with the exception of the church in Arthur, they were understandably short-lived. If you’d like to see some more of Nebraska’s impressive – and more permanent – architecture, read more here.

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