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Danish Lutheran Church (Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church)

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Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church
1868–1870, Christian Peterson, builder; 1888 tower; 1898 interior renovated. 300 Walnut St.

One of the few Manistee buildings to survive the 1871 fire, this church is also one of the oldest extant Danish Lutheran churches in the United States. An entrance and bell tower with an octagonal spire surmounted by a weather vane fronts the gable-roofed, wood-framed and clapboarded church. All openings are round arched in keeping with the midcentury trend among nonconformist denominations. It has a simple center-aisled interior. Scandinavian Lutherans built the church, but in the mid-1870s, Swedes and Norwegians formed their own congregation, and the church was dedicated as the Danish Lutheran Church.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Danish Lutheran Church (Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church)", [Manistee, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 391-391.

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