Church of the Holy Comforter (Brownsville, Minnesota)

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Church of the Holy Comforter-Episcopal
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Church of the Holy Comforter (Brownsville, Minnesota) is located in Minnesota
Church of the Holy Comforter (Brownsville, Minnesota)
Church of the Holy Comforter (Brownsville, Minnesota) is located in the US
Church of the Holy Comforter (Brownsville, Minnesota)
Location Main Street, Brownsville, Minnesota
Coordinates 43°41′40″N 91°16′37″W / 43.69444°N 91.27694°W / 43.69444; -91.27694Coordinates: 43°41′40″N 91°16′37″W / 43.69444°N 91.27694°W / 43.69444; -91.27694
Built 1869
NRHP reference # 70000298[1]
Added to NRHP June 2, 1970
This article is about the Church of the Holy Comforter in Brownsville, Minnesota. For other uses, see Church of the Holy Comforter (disambiguation).

The Church of the Holy Comforter, built in 1872, is an historic Carpenter Gothic church located on Main Street, in Brownsville, Minnesota, on the west bank of the Mississippi River in the United States. It began as an Episcopal church, but later became a Methodist Episcopal church. In the 1940s, it became Emmanuel Lutheran Church. It had been vacant since 1963.[2] On June 2, 1970, the church was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

National register listing[edit]

The interior of the church in 2013
  • Church of the Holy Comforter—Episcopal (added 1970 - Building - #70000298)
  • Also known as Methodist Episcopal Church; Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Main St., Brownsville
  • Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Brown, Charles
  • Architectural Style: Other
  • Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
  • Period of Significance: 1850-1874
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Religion
  • Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
  • Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Current use[edit]

The church is not in use but is open by appointment only.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Smith, Thomas J. "The Little Brown Church in the Vale." WELS Historical Institute Journal 9 (1991) Nos. 1-2:13-22. [History of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Brownsville, MN, 1940s-1963, as listed in {http://luthhist.org/bibliography/1991.html]
  3. ^ Photo Gallery

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