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St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church

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1913. Broadway at 3rd. St.
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

This is the oldest of Michigan’s churches. The red brick exterior is elaborately trimmed with brick corbeling, limestone cornice trim, and a limestone water table. Standing on a stone foundation made by a Finnish stonecutter, the gabled front presents a beautifully proportioned octagonal tower at one corner, with a brick parapet at the opposite, linked by a blind arcade.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay



Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church", [Michigan, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 88-88.

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