Holy Redeemer Church (Eagle Harbor, Michigan)

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Holy Redeemer Church
Holy Redeemer Church Eagle Harbor MI 2009.jpg
Location West end of Center Street, Eagle Harbor, Michigan
Coordinates 47°27′24″N 88°9′54″W / 47.45667°N 88.16500°W / 47.45667; -88.16500Coordinates: 47°27′24″N 88°9′54″W / 47.45667°N 88.16500°W / 47.45667; -88.16500
Built 1854
Architectural style Carpenter Gothic
NRHP Reference # 72000629[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972
Designated MSHS February 19, 1958[2]

Holy Redeemer Church is an historic Carpenter Gothic style Roman Catholic church located at the west end of Center Street in Eagle Harbor, Michigan. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1958[2] and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]


Holy Redeemer Church was built in 1854. The church had high attendance when it was first constructed, but as the copper industry declined and the population of Eagle Harbor dropped at the end of the 19th century, the usage of the building dropped. The church sat vacant for many years, but near the end of the 20th century was refurbished and used for summer services.[2]


The structure is the oldest surviving Roman Catholic church in the Marquette Diocese.[2] The construction was supervised by the diocese's first ordained priest, the Reverend Henry L. Thiele, and the church is dedicated to Bishop Frederic Baraga.[2]


Holy Redeemer Church is a single-story Carpenter Gothic style structure with end gables. The entrance is shaped in a Gothic arch. The belfry is square, with Gothic arch openings, an octagonal steeple and an iron cross at the top. The interior is simply decorated.[2]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Holy Redeemer Church from the state of Michigan, retrieved 8/13/09

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