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Immanuel Presbyterian Church

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1873, Edward Townsend Mix. 1100 N. Astor St.
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Immanuel Presbyterian Church illustrates the exuberant High Victorian Gothic, popular for church design in the 1870s. The bold design, with two square corner towers of unequal height, is enhanced by the colorful stonework of white rock-faced limestone quarried in nearby Wauwatosa contrasting with dark red sandstone from Potsdam, New York. The interior was renovated after a serious fire in 1888. The most beautiful interior feature is a set of art glass windows crafted by Tiffany and Company of New York and installed at the turn of the twentieth century. Many of Milwaukee’s early English-speaking settlers attended this church. Their congregation was created in 1870 by merging congregations founded in 1837 and 1849. By the early 1880s, Immanuel was one of the city’s largest and wealthiest congregations.

Writing Credits

Marsha Weisiger et al.


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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Immanuel Presbyterian Church", [Milwaukee, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 135-135.

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