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Harambee Block Transformed By New Buildings

Six houses and a new apartment building fill formerly vacant land.

New houses on the 3200 block of N. 5th Street. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

New houses on the 3200 block of N. 5th Street. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and Crown Court Properties are giving new life to a full block in Harambee and closing the book on a failed 1970s urban renewal scheme that left most of the block, and several others nearby, vacant for several decades.

The block, bounded by W. Concordia Avenue, W. Ring Street, N. 5th Street and N. 6th Street, was nearly entirely cleared in the 1970s for a senior housing development that refilled only a portion of the site. A series of homes facing N. 5th St. were demolished in the following decades, with the city ending up owning most of the lots through property tax foreclosure.

In 2022, Crown Court completed a three-story, 13-unit apartment building, 540 W. Ring St. , at the southwest corner of the block. It serves as an extension of the seniors-only, 62-unit Park Hill Apartments, 535 W. Concordia Ave. , that the firm previously acquired.

The senior housing building was constructed in 1978 as Camilla Court, but rehabilitated in 2005 through the low-income housing tax credit program and rebranded Park Hill, reflecting the steep grade of the block.

The new building, the Park Hill Family Apartments, includes a mix of market-rate and affordable units with two-bedroom and three-bedroom layouts. The affordable units have income restrictions. The building, which has a townhouse style, was designed by Cityscape Architecture and constructed by Northcentral Construction .

Habitat is now nearly complete with the construction of six new homes on the eastern edge of the block. The new houses, sold to qualify owner-occupants who put in sweat equity to build the homes and complete financial counseling, are part of the nonprofit’s work to build 80 homes in the neighborhood.

The organization purchased five of the lots for $1 each from the city, while laying out $21,000 for a lot owned by an affiliate Crown Court. The Mequon-based firm had acquired the property, 3259 N. 5th St. , for the same amount in 2018 and demolished the house on the site. It was the last house on the block.

The new houses include rooftop solar panels through a partnership with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and the utility-backed Focus on Energy program. Arch Solar is leading the installations.

The houses are each between 1,200 and 1,400 square feet with three to four bedrooms and two floors of living space.

Habitat famously relies on volunteer labor and private donations to build its houses. The homes on the 3200 block of N. 5th St. are no exception, with signage thanking Bader Philanthropies , Komatsu, Accunet Mortgage and Sargento amongst others.

There is one structure that has stood the test of time on the block: the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church at 541-547 W. Concordia Ave. Built in 1905, the facade includes the church’s name in German, reflecting its early congregants who continued worship in German until the 1960s .

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Historic Churches and Synagogues of Milwaukee

Places of worship account for a large portion of the most distinctive historic buildings in any American city. No other building type, other than the mansions of the very wealthy, exhibits such an abundance of expensive materials, outstanding craftsmanship, and lavish decoration. Milwaukee possesses an unusually rich collection of historic religious buildings, many of which are among the city’s finest works of architecture. Milwaukee’s numerous churches and synagogues are important landmarks in their respective neighborhoods, not only in the sense of “distinguished buildings,” but also in the more literal sense of marking a location and contributing to neighborhood identity. The tall steeple of St. Lucas Lutheran , for example, marks the center of the Bay View neighborhood, while that of St. Hedwig’s Catholic plays the same role on the Brady Street commercial corridor and surrounding neighborhood.

The appeal of religious buildings goes beyond the material, expressing ideas and values. The mansions of wealthy industrialists display the economic power of their owners. Government buildings express the power and authority of the nation, state, county, or city. Religious buildings express ideas and beliefs about God and the afterlife. The tall church steeple, for example, serves no utilitarian purpose. Its function is to point heavenward and thereby remind people to consider spiritual matters. Interiors of religious buildings are designed to evoke an emotional response, from awe and inspiration to a meditative serenity.

This website documents and celebrates a selection of Milwaukee’s historic religious buildings. Included are profiles of 71 churches and synagogues built over the course of 125 years, from 1846 to 1970. The focus is on the architecture, but there is also some discussion of the histories of the congregations and the buildings’ associations with particular immigrant and ethnic groups. A wide variety of architectural styles are represented, grouped into five chapters:

I. Classical Tradition. This chapter covers the revival styles based on ancient Greek and Roman architecture as well as later interpretations such as the Renaissance, Baroque, and American Colonial styles. Included are 12 churches and one former synagogue, dating from 1846 to 1954.

II. Romanesque Revival. This chapter profiles 11 examples of the style, dating from 1876 to 1942.

III. Gothic Revival. The Gothic Revival was by far the most popular style for churches during the period covered. Included in this chapter are 27 churches dating from 1867 to 1954.

IV. Miscellaneous Architectural Styles. This chapter profiles nine buildings representing some of the less common architectural styles, such as the Shingle Style and the Byzantine Revival. The eight churches and one former synagogue in this chapter date from 1863 to 1956.

V. Modernism. This chapter profiles 11 examples from the city’s remarkable and little-known collection of modern churches. Dating from 1952 to 1970, these buildings exhibit new and unusual forms as well as innovative structural methods and materials.

There are almost 400 buildings in Milwaukee that were built as places of worship (excluding storefront churches and other building types that have been converted to religious uses). Of these, more than 300 were built in 1970 or earlier. The 71 buildings profiled here make up more than a “greatest hits” collection. They show not only the variety of architectural styles used in religious architecture, but also the range of variations within each major stylistic category as well as the evolution of these styles over time.

Although the churches and synagogues profiled here include a broad range of architectural styles and periods, they do not provide a complete history of religious architecture in Milwaukee. There is some risk of error in interpreting the past based on what has survived to the present. For example, several of the city’s earliest churches were in the Greek Revival style, popular from about the 1820s into the 1850s. However, no Greek Revival churches remain in the city today.

A substantial number of the city’s religious buildings have been lost over the years to fire, freeway construction, and other causes. Milwaukee’s earliest religious buildings were in or close to the present downtown business district, and many were lost to redevelopment as the district expanded. Fires were much more common in the era of gaslights and oil-fired boilers than today, and have taken a heavy toll on the city’s nineteenth century buildings of all types. The city’s earliest buildings were much more commonly built of wood, and therefore more susceptible to destruction by fire. Only about one-fifth of the surviving nineteenth century churches in Milwaukee are of wood construction, a proportion substantially lower than it would have been at any time during the nineteenth century. More recently, the clearing of corridors for freeway construction (portions of which were never built) resulted in the demolition of at least nine historic places of worship.

The loss of older religious buildings has varied by religion and denomination as well as by architectural style. Almost two-thirds of the Catholic churches present in 1900 are still standing, compared to fewer than half of the Protestant churches. The Milwaukee city directory of 1900 lists five synagogues, none of which are extant.

In addition to showing a variety of architectural styles, the churches and synagogues profiled here were chosen with the goal of including a broad representation of different religious groups. There have always been more Catholics in Milwaukee than followers of any other Christian denomination, and Lutherans have historically been the largest of the Protestant denominations by a substantial margin. This is largely a reflection of the fact that Germans and Poles were the city’s largest immigrant groups in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. From the 1870s to the 1970s, Catholic and Lutheran churches together have consistently made up about one-third to one-half of all places of worship in the city, with Lutheran churches being more numerous. (The Catholic churches, while fewer in number, tend to be larger.) Of the 71 places of worship profiled here, 30 originally served as Catholic churches and 16 as Lutheran churches. Other Christian denominations represented include African Methodist Episcopal (1 church), Baptist (2), Christian Science (3), Congregational (3), Episcopal (3), Evangelical (3), Latter Day Saints (1), Methodist (1), Presbyterian (3), Serbian Orthodox (1), Unitarian (1), and one non-denominational chapel. Two of the buildings were originally constructed as synagogues.

The first mosque listed in Milwaukee city directories was the Ahadiyya Movement in Islam Mosque, listed in 1957 and 1959. Muhammad’s Temple of Islam appears in city directories in 1961 and 1962. Both of these mosques occupied rented space in commercial buildings. The earliest building specifically designed to include an Islamic place of worship, the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, was constructed in the 1980s. The Milwaukee Baha’i Center has been at its current location at 26th and Vliet Streets since the late 1960s, but the building was constructed in 1953 as a savings and loan association. Similarly, the city has no Buddhist or Hindu temples, or places of worship for other religions, that were built specifically for those purposes and date to 1970 or earlier.

Milwaukee has always been a multi-ethnic and multi-lingual city, and this diversity is reflected in the city’s places of worship. In 1900, for example, more than 30 percent of the city’s residents were of foreign birth. There were German-language churches in the city before 1850, and the first Polish-language church ( St. Stanislaus Catholic ) was established in 1866. Foreign-language churches proliferated in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, since each immigrant group needed clergy who could minister to them in their own language. By the time of the First World War, there were or had been churches in Milwaukee for Arabic-speaking Syrians, Czechs (then called Bohemians), Danes, Germans, Hungarians, Italians, Lithuanians, Norwegians, Poles, Russians, Serbs, Slovaks, Swedes, and Ukrainians.

One of the legacies of this ethnic diversity is the remarkable number of religious buildings in the city’s older residential neighborhoods. The older South Side neighborhoods, which served as the initial destination for many immigrant groups, are particularly dense with churches. The square mile bounded by 3rd Street on the east, Cesar Chavez Drive on the west, Bruce Street on the north, and Maple Street on the south has 18 churches, the greatest concentration in the city. Their construction dates range form 1849 to 1914, and they have served immigrant groups speaking eight different languages.

More than a dozen of the buildings profiled here have changed ownership at least once. Three are now used for non-religious purposes and two others are currently vacant. The changes in ownership reflect the growth of certain denominations and the decline of others. Throughout the city, the number of Baptist congregations has grown from nine in 1900 to almost 90 by 1970. This period also saw the rise of the Church of God in Christ (from no congregations in 1900 to 30 by 1970) and the proliferation of churches not affiliated with any of what had historically been the leading Protestant denominations.

The changes in ownership of many places of worship, as well as the rise and decline of various denominations, also reflect the changing racial and ethnic character of the city’s neighborhoods. For example, many of the churches on the city’s North Side were originally built for German-speaking Lutherans and other European immigrant groups. After World War II, many of the members of these congregations moved to the city’s outer neighborhoods and to the rapidly expanding suburbs, where new churches were built to accommodate them. The older, inner-city churches were often sold to black congregations of Baptists or other denominations more popular among the city’s black residents. More recently, Spanish-language Protestant congregations have acquired many of the churches on the South Side. In a small number of cases, older churches have been acquired by Asian immigrant congregations, including the Hmong who emigrated from Laos in the late 1970s and 1980s. The histories of the city’s religious buildings thus provide a window on the changing demographics of their respective neighborhoods.

Within each of the five stylistic groupings, the buildings are arranged chronologically by their date of construction. The date on the cornerstone, when there is one, is taken as the date of construction, even though large buildings such as churches usually take more than a single calendar year from groundbreaking to completion. The date on the cornerstone is therefore not necessarily the year that construction began or the year of completion. (Cornerstones on religious buildings often include an earlier date for the founding of the congregation and a later date for construction of the building.) In cases where the building does not have a cornerstone or other inscribed date, the dates given are from newspaper articles or other written sources that reference the beginning of construction. Other sources may therefore give slightly different construction dates for some of the buildings, based on the date of the building permit or of the building’s completion.

Notes on vocabulary:

1. The historic names of churches have been Anglicized on this website. For example, the Polish “Kosciol Sw. Kazimierza” and the German “Evangelische Lutherische St. Johannes Kirche” are written as “ St. Casimir Church ” and “ St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church ,” respectively. However, the Spanish-language name is given (with an English translation) in cases where a church is currently occupied by a Spanish-speaking congregation.

2. Churches are often referred to as missions, mothers, or daughters. A mission church is one that was established by an older church. As the Milwaukee metropolitan area expanded in size and its population grew, churches frequently established missions in newly developing neighborhoods and suburban communities. When those mission churches grew to the point of being self-sustaining, they became independent churches of the same denomination. The newer church is then said to be the daughter, while the older church is the mother. In the case of Catholic churches, when parish boundaries are divided to form two parishes, the newer parish is the daughter of the older. Some churches had several daughters. The term “mother church” can also refer to the first church of a given denomination and language. For example, St. Stanislaus is described as the mother church of Milwaukee’s Polish Catholics.

3. Some Catholic parishes were established as geographical, meaning that they served all of the English-speaking Catholics living within a specified area. Others were established as national parishes, meaning that they served all Catholics who spoke a particular foreign language. National parishes were established in immigrant neighborhoods, with their churches sometimes in close proximity to the churches of other national parishes or those of geographical parishes.

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This historic church has been sold, future use remains unclear

Yellow, red and blue stained glass windows cast light on the church.

On this week's Urban Spelunking , we discuss the next chapter of a historic Milwaukee church — or at least as much as we know right now.

New Holy Ghost Tabernacle Church sold the 1887 building at 140 W. Garfield Ave. to developer Ryan Pattee for $400,000. But what will come next? Pattee says it's too early to say, but plans will not include a demolition.

Second German Methodist was the founding congregation and built the Gothic Revival gem in 1887, after outgrowing its original location at 3rd and Lloyd streets, where it thrived for 22 years. Second German Methodist held services in the new church for more than 100 years until it transitioned to Omega Missionary Baptist Church in 1973 and then New Holy Ghost Tabernacle Church in 1988.

How does this church compare to others that have been repurposed in Milwaukee? Which potential uses is Pattee considering? Listen to this week's episode to find out, and check out Bobby's story at OnMilwaukee to learn more .

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Source of Information: Trinity Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 100th Anniversary 1847-1947.

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Genealogy of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 1. St. Paul's Lutheran Church 2. Trinity Lutheran Church 1847 3a. St. Stephens Lutheran Church 1854 3b. Immanuel Lutheran Church 1866 3c. Bethlehem 1886 4a. St. Martini's 1884 4a. Ebenezer 1894 4a. Jehovah 1895 4b. Zion Lutheran 1884 4b. St. Markus 1875 4b. Holy Ghost 1876 4b. Emmaus 1890 4b. Mt. Olive 1894

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Milwaukee, WI The Beginnings 1847-1850 Part 1

In the spring of 1847, Solomon Juneau had already been elected to be mayor of Milwaukee and the German immigrants made up a large portion of the 10,000 inhabitants. Many of the German immigrants were Lutheran and looking to organize Lutheran Churches. In Chicago, the spring of 1847, Lutheran Pastors met in Chicago to organize the Missouri Synod. The beginnings of Trinity Lutheran Church coincides with the beginnings of the Missouri Synod, the year 1847.

The Pommern Lutherans arrived in America in 1839 with the Rev. John Andrew GRABAU, one of their leaders. The Pommern Lutherans (Alt Lutherans) suffered persecution in Pomerania because of their refusal to merge with the Evangelical and Reformed groups as decreed by Frederick William III. After reaching America, a smaller group, which was of the poorer class stayed in Buffalo with Pastor Grabau. The larger number of Alt Lutherans and those who were wealthier and had the finances to travel further west moved to the territory of Wisconsin. Most settled on farms near what is now called Freistadt and a smaller portion settled in Milwaukee. These Pommern Lutherans took their doctrine, God's Word and Holy Sacraments seriously and wanted to continue with their beliefs, but there were no Pastor's in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Lutherans elected one their own to be a spiritual leader until one schooled in theology could be called.

When Pastor Grabau heard these temporary measures of using one of their own as a spiritual leader, he wrote a pastoral letter to Milwaukee and vehemently objected to them using a laymen as a spiritual leader. He felt this was disorderly and he sent Rev. L.F. Krause to be pastor of both Milwaukee and Freistadt, BUT only those who had agreed with his position in the Pastoral Letter. The conformists in Milwaukee organized the St. Paul's Congregation and built a church on Fourth Street between Wells and Cedar Streets. Pastor Krause established his residency at Freistadt and commuted to Milwaukee to serve this congregation also.

Troubles continue to brew in Milwaukee and Pastor Krause threatened to excommunicate the Milwaukee group. In an effort to calm the troubled waters, Pastor Grabau came to Milwaukee in person. The church members were dissatisfied with Pastor Grabau's attempts with appeasement and felt his autocratic procedure was contrary to Biblical Doctrine of the church and ministry, the dissenters of Milwaukee and Freistadt sought help and advice from the Saxon pastors of Missouri, from Walther, Loeber and others. {The Saxon Lutherans like the Pommern Alt Lutherans left Saxon areas in the late 1838 in five ships and arrived in New Orleans the end of December 1838 and the first week of January 1839. The went up the Mississippi River to St. Louis, MO. After wintering there, they purchased land in Perry County, MO and there they settled buying land and forming their own communities and churches. The Missouri Synod Roots begin in Perry County, MO. Note that 1 ship was lost at sea, and only four ships made to America}

The Saxon ministers had plans of forming the Missouri Synod and hoped to achieve the union in April, 1847 in Chicago. Pastor Grabay was invited to Chicago to discuss the Milwaukee case and doctrine problems. On April 26, 1847 the Missouri Synod was organized in Chicago. Pastor Grabau did not appear, but representatives from the churches in Milwaukee and Freidstadt did appear to discuss the grievances against Pastors Grabau and Krause and asked whether they had the right to call their own pastor. After hearing the representatives and after careful consideration and analysis, the new synod declared the Wisconsin Lutherans could call their own pastor and encouraged the Milwaukee and Freidstadt groups to sever all connections with Pastor Krause and the Buffalo ministreium as false teachers and to call an orthodox pastor. The delegates returned to Milwaukee and Freistadt with joy and convinced the majority to call a new pastor. In June, 1847, they called Rev. E.G.W. KEYL of Frohna, Perry County, Missouri.

The negotiations with the Saxon Pastors constituted the real beginnings of Trinity Lutheran. A number of members of St. Paul's Church, joined by others denied membership previously united to form a new congregation and called it Trinity. They secured possession of the church property and St.Paul's Lutheran church relocated on Fifth Street between State and Prairie.

There were no railroads at that time and difficulties of transportation was evident and Pastor Keyl did not reach Milwaukee until October 27, 1847. There was an abundance of work to do. He settled in Milwaukee and served Freidstadt every two weeks. Before long he was invited to preach at Kirchhayn also. Pastor Keyl considered Trinity his first calling and found time to visit the country churches once every four weeks, and Reading services at the country churches were held in his absence.

Pastor's Keyl training and knowledge proved to be valuable when he arrived in Milwaukee. He found seven or eight different and antagonistic Lutheran groups. His devotion to search the Scriptures and Luther's writings thoroughly in order that he might be sure in every controversial doctrine. He attacked the problems and cleared up much of the confusion on the doctrine. He preached clear and convincing doctrine sermons, had Wednesday evening services where he would explain entire books of the Bible, devoted Sunday afternoons to intensive catechetical instruction, and careful study of doctrine was a part of the regular congregational meetings. His hard work and knowledge was able to calm the seas and settle the doctrinal issues.

Trinity Congregation began to frame a constitution after the arrival of Pastor Keyl and they used the constitution of Old Trinity in St.Louis as their guide, and adopted their constitution with a few changes.

Church services were full and long and when Holy Communion was served on the second Sunday of the Month, the service lasted from 9:00 am to Noon.

In May, 1848, the first church on Fourth St, was offered for sale at $600, but there were no buyers, so the old site was traded for one on the south side of Wells St on the corner of Fifth St. The old church was moved to this site and propped up on poles to protect it against the marshy ground and dampness. The church was plain with no steeple or sacristy. There were pews, a small altar with a pulpit over it and a large hymn board to accommodate the numbers for the three different hymnals.

Shortly after Christmas, 1849 the happiness of the congregation was shattered when Pastor Keyl received a call to St.Paul's church in Baltimore, Maryland. The congregation turned to Pastor Walther, the Missouri Synod President, and he urged the congregation to grant Pastor Keyl a peaceful release from his call. The congregation followed the advice and began to find another pastor. On Feb 17, 1870 they called Rev. Frederick LOCHNER, of Pleasant Ridge, Illinois. He accepted the call and after some delay, he arrived in Milwaukee to preach his first sermon on June 30, 1850.

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Pastor Frederick Carl Lochner, was one of the first missionaries sent to America by Pastor William LOEHE, and was one of the organizers of the Missouri Synod. Pastor Lochner was serving two congregations in Illinois, Pleasant Ridge and Collinsville prior to coming to Milwaukee. Pastor Lochner came to Milwaukee with the idea that the congregation in Milwaukee would not be large nor would it grow. Pastor Walther, President of the Missoui Synod also shared the view that there would be little hope of growth at Trinity, but Pastor Walther encouraged Lochner to take the call. They were proved wrong as growth was quick and immediate to the point the present church building was too small. The congregation had invited the Synod to meet in its midst in June, 1851. The prospect of the Synod meeting there and the rapid growth caused the congregation to look into larger quarters. On December 1, 1850 the congregation decided to build a larger church on the remaining portion of their property on the southeast corner of Wells and Fifth Street. Work was begun and one June 15, 1851 the new church was dedicated. The first meeting of the Missouri Synod in Wisconsin was held on June 18th, 1851, three days after the dedication.

The Synod meeting was pivotal step in the growth of the Missouri Synod. The Milwaukee Convention discussed at length the disagreements with Pastor Loehe concerning the authority of the new Synodical organization. The study of these problems was directed by Dr. Walther, whose theses presented at this time eventually resulted in the book "The Voice of our Church on the Question of the Church and the Ministry". Many doubts were dispelled by these discussions and the Milwaukee Lutherans gained assurance from the discussions. Many who postponed joining the Missouri Synod due to the doubts in the doctrine, now joined Trinity Church. Among those were many who had come to Wisconsin in the Grabau immigration and had previously found no certainty in these doctrines.

The continuing large immigration of Pomeranians and the increase in membership of Trinity year after year, the congregation started to look at the organization of mission schools and preaching stations in other parts of Milwaukee. Due to the rapid growth and the desire to branch out and the large work load of Pastor Lochner, the congregation in 1865 called Candidate August CRULL, later professor at Concordia College in Fort Wayne, to be assistant pastor. After about six months, Pastor Crull was forced to resign due to illness. The Rev. George REINSCH was then called to serve the mission congregation that was almost ready for separate organization and soon became IMMANUEL Lutheran.

Trinity continued to grow including their mission schools and branch congregations. In the first months of 1868, it was obvious that their present church structure needed expansion. However, the ground around them was swampy and not suitable for building. John PRITZLAFF, began scouting for a new building site. He set his eye on Terrace Garden on Ninth Street and Prairie. This had been the home of Frank LACKNER, one the earliest settlers of Milwaukee and was a garden spot in the city. From the peak of the hill one could see Lake Michigan in the distance along with a panoramic view of the entire city. The site had changed hands and was for sale again. On April 5, 1868 Pritzlaff purchased the eight lots of the Terrace Garden and surprised the congregation with the good news of his purchase and thrilled their hearts with the offer to present this land to Trinity Congregation provided they would soon erect a church and school on this site. The congregation accepted the generous offer and began to erect a new school and move the old church to the new location to serve a few more years until the congregation was in a position to replace it with a larger one. On January 3, 1869 the school was dedicated.

At the end of 1875, Trinity Church numbered 287 voting members and had a fine school with five teachers and 358 pupils.

This peaceful growth and internal joy was soon diminished when Pastor LOCHNER received a call to Trinity Church in Springfield, Illinois. The reason for the call to Trinity in Springfield, Illinois was due to the practical department was separated from the theoretical department at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and was relocated to Springfield, IL. With the new theological seminary at Springfield, the importance of Trinity added an emergency call to Pastor Lochner. Knowing that Pastor Walther and other guiding fathers of the Synod urged Pastor Lochner to take the call, Pastor Lochner was released and preached his farewell sermon on February 12, 1876.

Trinity began calling a number of pastors and after more than a half a year still did not have a pastor. Their patience was rewarded with a faithful pastor, a careful theologian, an excellent organizer, and in every respect the right man that Trinity needed in the next half century. Rev. Henry F. Sprengeler was installed as pastor of Trinity on July 30, 1876. He came as a young man of thirty and gave to Trinity the rest and the best of his 77 years. He was a widower when he came to Trinity and soon found a devoted wife and a mother to his young daughters in Miss Julia LOEBNER.

End of Part II.

In the fall of 1877, the congregation began to solicit subscriptions and pledges for contributions hoping to raise $20,000 , the among needed to start a new building. It was understood the total cost would not exceed $25,000. It soon became apparent to the building committee that it would be necessary to exceed this figure and the cost of the new church reached $40,000. The new sanctuary with its Gothic arches and tall towers bid the worshipers to look up and put their affections on God above. The strong and buttressed walls symbolize the strength of Zion, and the internal sanctuary for safety. Its gold cross, 200 feet above the earth, proclaims to all men the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that he died for all. The three massive bells inscribed with Latin, German and English call all to come to worship. The majestical organ sings out praises to God and encourages all to sing praises in exultant song. The pulpit carvings and altar as well as the paintings signify the offerings of the best and the most beautiful in Him who loved us.

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