Church of St. Michael-Catholic

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Church of St. Michael--Catholic
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Church of St. Michael-Catholic is located in Minnesota
Church of St. Michael-Catholic
Location Central Ave. and Main St., St. Michael, Minnesota
Coordinates 45°12′40″N 93°39′53″W / 45.21111°N 93.66472°W / 45.21111; -93.66472Coordinates: 45°12′40″N 93°39′53″W / 45.21111°N 93.66472°W / 45.21111; -93.66472
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1890 (1890)
Architectural style Gothic, Other, German Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Wright County MRA
NRHP Reference # 79001279[1]
Added to NRHP December 11, 1979

Church of St. Michael-Catholic is a historic church building at Central Avenue and Main Street in St. Michael, Minnesota. It was built in 1890 and was added to the National Register in 1979.

The community was established in 1856 and originally started worship in a small log church along the Crow River. The early ministers of the church came from Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville. In 1866, a new church was built in the center of the town and served for about 25 years. In 1890, the parish built a Gothic Revival building, which was the largest church in Wright County at the time.[2] The building features ornate statues and German woodcarvings.[3]

Although the parish had a mostly German ethnicity for many years, since 1985 the number of families in the parish doubled, and it no longer appears to be an ethnic parish. In 2004, the parish built a new building.[2] The historic church building is still used for Mass on Fridays during the school year.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "St. Michael Catholic Church: Our History". Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  3. ^ John-Brian Paprock and Teresa Peneguy Paprock (2004). Sacred Sites of Minnesota. Black Earth, Wisconsin: Trails Books. 
  4. ^ "St. Michael Catholic Church: Mass Times". Retrieved 2013-01-19. 

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