Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration (Belle Plaine, Minnesota)

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Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
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Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration (Belle Plaine, Minnesota) is located in Minnesota
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration (Belle Plaine, Minnesota)
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration (Belle Plaine, Minnesota) is located in the US
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration (Belle Plaine, Minnesota)
Location Walnut and Church Streets, Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°37′28″N 93°45′47″W / 44.62444°N 93.76306°W / 44.62444; -93.76306Coordinates: 44°37′28″N 93°45′47″W / 44.62444°N 93.76306°W / 44.62444; -93.76306
Built 1869
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Stick/Eastlake (Carpenter Gothic style)
MPS Scott County MRA
NRHP Reference # 80002159[1]
Added to NRHP April 17, 1980

The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, an Episcopal church building in Belle Plaine, Minnesota is a Carpenter Gothic style building with wooden buttresses. Sometimes referred to as a "prairie Gothic" church, it was built in 1868 for English-speaking parishioners, but most of the rural residents at the time were German and Irish immigrants who brought their own languages and religious practices with them. The result was a church building that struggled to attract worshipers for 80 years before it was abandoned.[2] It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Historic Sites - Episcopal Church". Scott County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2008-05-14. 
  3. ^ Nord, Mary Ann (2003). The National Register of Historic Places in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. ISBN 0-87351-448-3.