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400 N. Water St.

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NAMES
Historic Name:St. John's Episcopal Church
Reference Number:83003406
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):400 N. Water St.
County:Monroe
City/Village:Sparta
Township:
SUMMARY
St. John's Episcopal Church
400 North Water Street, Sparta, Monroe County
Date of Construction: 1863

When built, St. John's Episcopal Church resembled the early Gothic Revival church designs of the 1850s-1870s published by A.J. Downing and Richard Upjohn. Prior to the construction of a parish church, Episcopal services were held in the 1850s in the Union Block or Old Methodist church in Sparta.

The congregation purchased a lot for the new church in 1861. Construction of the church began in 1862. In 1863, with the completion of the church building, the parish was formally organized and the building was consecrated in 1879.

The church stands today in an altered form.

PROPERTY FEATURES
Period of Significance:1850-1874
Area of Significance:Architecture
Applicable Criteria:Architecture/Engineering
Historic Use:Religion: Religious Facility
Architectural Style:Gothic Revival
Resource Type:Building
DESIGNATIONS
Historic Status:Listed in the National Register
Historic Status:Listed in the State Register
National Register Listing Date:03/18/1983
State Register Listing Date:01/01/1989
NUMBER OF RESOURCES WITHIN PROPERTY
Number of Contributing Buildings:1
Number of Contributing Sites:0
Number of Contributing Structures:0
Number of Contributing Objects:0
Number of Non-Contributing Sites:0
Number of Non-Contributing Structures:0
Number of Non-Contributing Objects:0
RECORD LOCATION
National Register and State Register of Historic Places, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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