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Madison in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Holy Redeemer School Building

1892

 
 
Holy Redeemer School Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 24, 2016
1. Holy Redeemer School Building Marker
Inscription.  The Holy Redeemer School was founded in 1865 by German Catholics who were granted their own parish after separating from the Irish Congregation of St. Raphael. Classes were held within the church until growing enrollment necessitated a separate school building. This building is attributed to local architects Conover and Porter and is significant for its association with them, and as an excellent example of the Romanesque Revival style. The building is also significant to local German immigrant religious history, and to academic history as the oldest extant school building in Madison.
 
Erected 1999 by Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 75.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 43° 4.516′ N, 89° 23.37′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker
Holy Redeemer School Building (<i>Johnson Street elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 24, 2016
2. Holy Redeemer School Building (Johnson Street elevation)
(marker visible just right of entrance)
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is on West Johnson Street east of North Henry Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level just to the right of the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 West Johnson Street, Madison WI 53703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Orpheum Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Kessenich's Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wootton - Mead House (about 400 feet away); Breese J. Stevens House (about 600 feet away); Lamb Building (about 600 feet away); Braley House (about 600 feet away); The Temperance Movement Battled Madison''s Breweries (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
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1. Holy Redeemer School Landmark Nomination Addemdum. The Holy Redeemer School is significant for the role it played in Madison’s Catholic German community. Nineteenth century clergy felt a great need for German instruction, writing: “German Catholic schools are the crying need in this country, because German children if Anglicized generally become alienated from Catholic life.” At its peak at the turn of the century, 430 students were enrolled at the school. With changes in demographics the school population in the area declined, and, in 1965, after educating students
Holy Redeemer School Building (<i>southeast elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 24, 2016
3. Holy Redeemer School Building (southeast elevation)
for 108 years, Holy Redeemer School was forced to close due to lack of enrollment. (Submitted on April 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Church official: Apartments at Holy Redeemer School site best way to preserve city landmark. (from Mar 6, 2013) Converting the former Holy Redeemer School in Downtown Madison into student apartments is the best way — and perhaps the only financially feasible way — to preserve the historic city landmark, Monsignor Kevin Holmes told parishioners and neighbors Wednesday at a sometimes raucous meeting. (Submitted on April 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Holy Redeemer School Building (<i>northeast elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 24, 2016
4. Holy Redeemer School Building (northeast elevation)
(marker visible just right of entrance)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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