Church of Saint Mary's (New Trier, Minnesota)

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Church of St Mary's--Catholic
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Church of Saint Mary's (New Trier, Minnesota) is located in Minnesota
Church of Saint Mary's (New Trier, Minnesota)
Location New Trier, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°36′11″N 92°56′6″W / 44.60306°N 92.93500°W / 44.60306; -92.93500Coordinates: 44°36′11″N 92°56′6″W / 44.60306°N 92.93500°W / 44.60306; -92.93500
Architect Ries,George J.
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79001233[1]
Added to NRHP December 31, 1979

The Church of Saint Mary's is a 1909 Beaux-Arts Catholic church, located at 8433 239th Street East, New Trier in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The bright red building sits high on a hill overlooking the town, which was settled by German immigrants from Trier.[2][3] The immigrants began arriving in 1854, and in 1857, they built a log church. In 1864, they built a larger stone church on a hill above the town.[4]

In 1909 the congregation decided to build a new, larger church. George J. Ries of St. Paul, who also designed the Church of St. Agnes, used a Beaux-Arts style for the new church. It is built of red brick and can be seen from miles, being perched on a hilltop. The cornerstone from the old church is installed in the vestibule, and a five-foot tall statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary from 1862 is located in a shrine above the main entrance.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Kirby, Jennifer. "Historic Homes of Minnesota". Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  3. ^ Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3. 
  4. ^ a b Alan K. Lathrop (2003). Churches Of Minnesota: An Illustrated Guide. University of Minnesota Press. p. 133. ISBN 0816629099. 

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