St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Parish House

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St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Parish House
St. Wenceslaus complex (Tabor, South Dakota) from SW 1.jpg
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Parish House is located in South Dakota
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Parish House
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Parish House is located in the US
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Parish House
Location Yankton and Lidice Sts., Tabor, South Dakota
Coordinates 42°57′02″N 97°39′31″W / 42.950462°N 97.658516°W / 42.950462; -97.658516Coordinates: 42°57′02″N 97°39′31″W / 42.950462°N 97.658516°W / 42.950462; -97.658516
Architect Goetz,August O. and Yankton, S. D.
Architectural style Czech folk architecture
NRHP reference # 84000579
Added to NRHP December 13, 1984

St. Wenceslaus Parish is a Catholic parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls in Tabor, South Dakota in the Midwestern United States. Its historic red brick church, built in 1898, was listed as St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church and Parish House on the National Register of Historic Places on December 13, 1984, as part of a "Thematic Nomination of Czech Folk Architecture of Southeastern South Dakota".[1][2]

Czech immgirants from Bohemia started arriving in the area, then part of the Dakota Territory, in 1868, and church services were being held by 1871.[3] The first church, of chalk rock, built with donated labor, was completed in 1874. This structure, quickly outgrown, was replaced with the current red brick church in 1898, with the parish house in the similar style built in 1910. A brick schoolhouse and dormitory was built in 1903–4. The school moved to a new campus in 1960, but was closed in 1970; the facility is now leased to the Bon Homme School District.[3]

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