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

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Church of St Mary's--Catholic
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The Church of Saint Mary's from the south-southwest
Church of Saint Mary's (New Trier, Minnesota) is located in Minnesota
Church of Saint Mary's (New Trier, Minnesota)
Church of Saint Mary's (New Trier, Minnesota) is located in the US
Church of Saint Mary's (New Trier, Minnesota)
Location New Trier, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°36′11.4″N 92°56′7.6″W / 44.603167°N 92.935444°W / 44.603167; -92.935444Coordinates: 44°36′11.4″N 92°56′7.6″W / 44.603167°N 92.935444°W / 44.603167; -92.935444
Area 3.7 acres (1.5 ha)
Architect Ries, George J.
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
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]

The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its association with the German immigrants who almost exclusively populated southeastern Dakota County beginning in 1854.[5]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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. 
  5. ^ Reynolds, Susan Pommering (1979-06-08). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form: St. Mary's Church (Catholic)" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 

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