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SS. Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church

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1893, Bernard Kolpacki; 1905, Anton Dohmen. 1547 W. Windlake Ave.
  • (Photograph by Andrew Hope)
  • (Photograph by Andrew Hope)

Among South Side Milwaukee’s collection of large brick churches, most with round-arched windows and domed roofs, SS. Cyril and Methodius Church stands out. Distinct among Milwaukee’s nineteenth-century Roman Catholic Polish parish churches, it is Gothic Revival. Kolpacki, a Polish-born architect, lived and worked on Milwaukee’s South Side. His design displays symmetrical massing and round corner turrets on the square central tower’s uppermost stage. The original 1893 interior was a simple nave, but in 1905 architect Anton Dohmen added transepts.

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Marsha Weisiger et al.


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Marsha Weisiger et al., "SS. Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic 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, 107-107.

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