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121-125 N 3RD ST

Architecture and History Inventory
121-125 N 3RD ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Christ Episcopal Church
Other Name:Christ Episcopal Church
Contributing:
Reference Number:1204
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):121-125 N 3RD ST
County:Bayfield
City:Bayfield
Township/Village:
Unincorporated Community:
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1870
Additions: 1893 1883
Survey Date:1974
Historic Use:church
Architectural Style:Gothic Revival
Structural System:
Wall Material:Board and Batten
Architect:
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Christ Episcopal Church
National Register Listing Date:12/27/1974 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
National Register Multiple Property Name:
NOTES
Additional Information:A 'site file' exists for this property. It contains additional information such as correspondence, newspaper clippings, or historical information. It is a public record and may be viewed in person at the Wisconsin Historical Society, Division of Historic Preservation.

CIRCULAR APSE. SQUARE TOWER. BARGEBOARDS. Carpenter Gothic.

The original part of the church, its chapel, was built in 1870 as the first Episcopal Church in northern Wisconsin. The belfry tower was added in 1883. The cedar posts that supported the church were replaced in 1948 by a concrete foundaton.

NOTES FROM 1983 SURVEY FORM:
Date of initial construction:
1870 (later additions)

General comments:
Excellent example of stick style architecture with barge board trim. Steeple is bellcast at the eaves. Note-rossette opening in the lower part of the steeple and front doors with slanted boards.

Relevant Historical Data and Sources:
-interior is virtually intact
-varnished wood carvings and pews
-some stained glass windows still remain
-semi-circular sanctuary
-the furthest rear gable is curved to match the shape of the sanctuary
-the rear view of the exterior is also visually rich.

Bayfield Historic District National Register #: 80000106
Bibliographic References:[A] NRHP NOMINATION FORM Brownstone & Bargeboard, A Guide to Bayfield’s Historic Architecture, Whitney Gould and Stephen Wittman; Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin System. 1980.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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