St. John's congregation was founded December 4, 1848 by German immigrants and was previously affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Members of the church, along with the neighboring Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church helped to seed a number of other Lutheran churches in the area. In the 1850s there were discussions to merge both congregations, but theological differences prevented the merger.
The church was designed by German born architect Herman Paul Schnetzky, and his understudy Eugene R. Liebert, in Gothic Revival style and built in 1889. As with the Trinity Church building, it features landmark spires of unequal height and is considered to be one of the finest examples of German Lutheran church architecture in the United States. Other parts of the church complex were constructed in Queen Anne architectural style.
The two spires of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church rise 127 and 197 feet above Vliet St. just west of the Hillside Terrace housing complex. The taller steeple houses three bells, weighing more than 6 tons.
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Evangelische Luth. St. Johanneskirche) is a church located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The complex is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a Milwaukee Landmark.
- 24 Jul 2011
- 3:00 PM
- St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, 804 W. Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI
Organ Recital - St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
24 July 2011 - 3:00 P.M.
Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
804 W. Vliet St.
Milwaukee, WI 53205
For information contact the church at:
(414) 449-2314,or firstname.lastname@example.org
David Porth will be giving a recital on the mighty Barckhoff/Wangerin (2 manual, 39 rank) pipe organ of Historic St. John's Lutheran Church.
Admission is free, but as a "thank you" to the congregation of St. John's you might consider attending a Divine Service at 10:00 A.M. in the church.
All are invited to attend! The church building is considered to be one of the finest examples of German Lutheran church architecture in the United States. Come and visit this beautiful Milwaukee landmark!
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