Downtown Churches Historic District

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Downtown Churches Historic District
Hope Reformed Church Sheboygan Wisconsin.jpg
Hope Reformed Church in the historic district
Downtown Churches Historic District is located in Wisconsin
Downtown Churches Historic District
Downtown Churches Historic District is located in the US
Downtown Churches Historic District
Location Generally bounded by Erie Ave., N. 6th St., Ontario Ave., and N. 7th St., Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°45′21″N 87°42′37″W / 43.75583°N 87.71028°W / 43.75583; -87.71028Coordinates: 43°45′21″N 87°42′37″W / 43.75583°N 87.71028°W / 43.75583; -87.71028
Area 4.4 acres (1.8 ha)
Built 1911
Architect Stubenrauch, Edgar A.; West, William Russell
Architectural style Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Late Gothic Revival
NRHP reference # 10000052[1]
Added to NRHP March 1, 2010

The Downtown Churches Historic District is a historic district in downtown Sheboygan, Wisconsin consisting of four churches and five other buildings associated with the churches. The four churches which comprise the district are Grace Episcopal Church, built in the High Victorian Gothic style in 1871; First Methodist Episcopal Church, built in 1929-30 in the Late Gothic style; Hope Reformed Church, built in 1937 in the Late Gothic style; and St. Martin Lutheran Church, built in 1968 in a contemporary style. The churches serve as historical examples of a century's worth of religious architecture spanning four different faiths and a variety of styles. In addition, the first Boy Scout troop in Wisconsin was founded in Grace Episcopal Church in 1911.[2] The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 1, 2010.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Downtown Churches Historic District, Sheboygan, Sheyboygan County, Wisconsin". Preservation Month Feature. National Park Service. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lehrke, Jennifer L. (2009-03-31). "Downtown Churches Historic District" (PDF). NRHP Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-05-22.