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1333 S 13TH ST

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1333 S 13TH ST | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
Historic Name:St. Nicholas Church
Other Name:Holy Trinity Church
Reference Number:32853
Location (Address):1333 S 13TH ST
County:La Crosse
City:La Crosse
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Year Built:1892
Additions: 1954 1894 1979
Survey Date:1996
Historic Use:church
Architectural Style:Romanesque Revival
Structural System:Unknown
Wall Material:Brick
Architect: Guido Beck & Harr; Liebig and Company (interior designers); Hackner and Sons (altars)
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National/State Register Listing Name:Not listed
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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, State Historic Preservation Office. Designed by Guido Beck of Dubuque, Iowa, in a rather severe symmetrical Germanic interpretation of the Romanesque Revival style, the brick Holy Trinity Church features a central entrance tower and domed wooden belfry supported by stepped buttresses projecting from the facade. Long round arched stained glass windows with flat white stone window heads, a round arched entrance and decorative corbeling along the recessed panels of the side elevations are used as signatures of the Romanesque Revival style. The side vestibules were added to the original structure. Features include: central entrance tower; domed wooden belfry bordered by stepped buttresses; long round arched stained glass windows with flat white stone windows heads, round arched entrance and decorative corbeling along the recessed panels of the site elevations. Side vestibules were added to the original structure. Constructed in 1892-1894 by German Catholics originally organized as the St. Nicholas parish in 1887, Holy Trinity is the only 19th century Catholic Church built as the original church structure of a continuing congregation remaining on the south side of La Crosse. This is a brick-veneered building. Additions to church include: 1954: Sacristy enlarged and rear entrance constructed 1979: Interior redecorated c.1895: brick veneered Church was constructed by contractors Eberhart and Lawrence of Dubuque, IA and altars by Egid Hackner Altar Company. Interior by Liebiy and Co. See also: #32857, #32854, #33486, #31456
Bibliographic References:Building Inscription. "Preservation Awarem Banquet Information," Area Research Library, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, (Murphy Library). LACROSSE TRIBUNE 8/5/1996. MILWAUKEE DAILY REPORTER 8/7/1996. LACROSSE TRIBUNE 8/7/1996. LACROSSE TRIBUNE 8/9/1996. JANESVILLE GAZETTE 8/6/1996. LACROSSE TRIBUNE 8/10/1996. LACROSSE TRIBUNE 8/8/1996. La Crosse Republican Leader, 22 September 1892, 5 December 1892. HOLY TRINITY PICTORIAL DIRECTORY, n.p., 1987. "The Holy Trinity Centnnial," supplement to HOLY TRINITY CENTENNIAL DIRECTORY, 1987. La Crosse Chronicle, 1 January 1895. LaCrosse Tribune 3/4/1997. LaCrosse Tribune 4/15/1997.
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, State Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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