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

Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church

Balch and Lippert, Architects

 

—1922 —

 
Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 13, 2012
1. Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription. The Gloria Dei Church is a striking example of the Gothic Revival style, which was locally popular between 1915 and 1945 for the design of religious buildings. The façade is of brick and limestone. Decorative elements include Gothic-arched door and window openings, leaded-glass windows, a square corner tower, buttresses, stone tracery and stepped parapets. The Gloria Dei congregation constructed the building in 1922; the Lutheran Church occupied it until 1963. The St. Paul's African Methodist Episcopal Church occupied the building from 1965 through 1997.

Designated October 15, 2002
 
Erected 2012 by the Madison Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number 148.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin, Madison Landmarks Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 4.703′ N, 89° 22.888′ W. Marker is in Madison, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Mifflin Street and North Hancock Street, on the left when traveling east on East Mifflin Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison WI 53703, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Lamp House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Patrick's Church
Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 13, 2012
2. Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church Marker
This is a view of the North Hancock Street side of the building. The marker is near the corner on the right.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Nichols Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Draper Brothers Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mattermore - Malaney House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nelson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emily Thompson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belmont Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Regarding Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church. According to the Madison Landmarks Commission, "This church was designed in the late Gothic Revival style by an unknown architect. The original section features pointed-arch windows, brick buttresses, and lead muntins in its windows, as well as a unique tapered tower with a stepped, Flemish-style parapet. The building was built for a Swedish Lutheran congregation and later served St. Paul's A.M.E. Church from 1965 until 1997. Local architect Grover Lippert designed the two-story Sunday School addition in 1957. In 1997 the building was converted to condominiums."
 
Also see . . .  Madison Landmarks Commission. The landmark nomination
Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 13, 2012
3. Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church
This is the East Mifflin Street side of the building. The two-story Sunday school addition from 1957 is visible on the right. The cornerstone in the next photo is visible to the left of the main entrance.
form for the building (pdf). (Submitted on March 29, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
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Cornerstone from the St. Paul AME Church image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, March 13, 2012
4. Cornerstone from the St. Paul AME Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2012, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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