Church of the Most Holy Trinity (Catholic)

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Church of the Most Holy Trinity (Catholic)
Most Holy Trinity Veseli.JPG
Church of the Most Holy Trinity (Catholic) is located in Minnesota
Church of the Most Holy Trinity (Catholic)
Nearest city Wheatland Township, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°30′57″N 93°27′35″W / 44.51583°N 93.45972°W / 44.51583; -93.45972Coordinates: 44°30′57″N 93°27′35″W / 44.51583°N 93.45972°W / 44.51583; -93.45972
Area less than one acre
Built 1905 (1905)
Built by Mohlke, Ernest
Architect Clarence H. Johnston, Sr.
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 97001424[1]
Added to NRHP November 13, 1997

The Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Veseli, Minnesota (an unincorporated community in Wheatland Township, Minnesota is a Catholic church designed by Clarence H. Johnston, Sr.. Johnston designed a large number buildings for state institutions in Minnesota, such as the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, the University of Minnesota, the former Minnesota Historical Society building, and many others, but churches were not common in his architectural practice.[2]

Veseli was originally settled by Czech immigrants and was the largest of four such communities in Minnesota. The members formerly worshiped at the parish in New Prague until they organized their own church in 1874. The first building was a wood frame structure built between 1874 and 1878. The present building was built in 1905 and follows an Italian Romanesque style, with some influences of Craftsman architecture as well. It is 110 feet (34 m) by 64 feet (20 m), with a 90 feet (27 m) tall campanile tower on the left rear of the church. The entry has a round rose window with an eave above it, giving the appearance of a canopy.[2]

Besides the church building, the parish has a school building built in 1916 and a convent and rectory built in 1926.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c Alan K. Lathrop (2003). Churches Of Minnesota: An Illustrated Guide. University of Minnesota Press. pp. 208–209. ISBN 0816629099.