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Holy Redeemer Church

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1854. South St. at 4th St.

Holy Redeemer Church is a small, vernacular Gothic Revival pine frontier church, with tower, steeple, and wrought-iron cross. It was built by the Reverend Henry L. Thiele, the first priest ordained by Bishop Frederic Baraga in the Catholic dioceses of Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie. Thiele was dispatched to Eagle Harbor to minister to the residents of nearby mining locations. Unfortunately, aluminum siding has been applied to the exterior walls of the church. The pulpit is unusual in that it is placed atop the confessional, which uses a Gothic lancet window motif.

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Kathryn Bishop Eckert
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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Holy Redeemer Church", [, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MI-01-KW2.

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 494-494.

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