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Calumet in Houghton County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

St. Paul the Apostle Church

 
 
St. Paul the Apostle Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 13, 2014
1. St. Paul the Apostle Church Marker
Inscription.  St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church was established in 1889 by Slovenian immigrants who came to the area to work in the mines of the Copper Country. The wood frame church erected by the parish in 1890 was destroyed by fire in 1902. The following year this elegant Romanesque church, designed by Erhard Brielmater of Milwaukee, was begun. It was completed at a cost of $100,000 in 1908. Built of locally-quarried Jacobsville sandstone, the structure displays Cathedral-type stained glass windows from the Ford Brothers Glass Studio of Minneapolis. Its interior features a beautifully painted sixty-five foot nave. In 1966 four parishes consolidated, making this building their church and changing its name to St. Paul the Apostle.
 
Erected 1986 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1089.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 47° 14.795′ N, 88° 27.396′ 
St. Paul the Apostle Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 13, 2014
2. St. Paul the Apostle Church Marker
W. Marker is in Calumet, Michigan, in Houghton County. Marker is at the intersection of Eighth Street and Oak Street, on the right when traveling south on Eighth Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calumet MI 49913, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Italian Hall / Italian Hall Tragedy (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calumet Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clearing the Way (approx. 0.4 miles away); Float Copper (approx. half a mile away); The Amphidrome / The Birth of Professional Hockey (approx. 10 miles away); Historic Houghton (approx. 10 miles away); Clubs and Associations (approx. 10 miles away); Hotels and Saloons (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calumet.
 
Also see . . .  Keweenaw Catholic Community. (Submitted on August 16, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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