Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
St. Willebrord Catholic Church
Packers Heritage Trail
When Lombardi first arrived in Green Bay in 1959, the Packers' office building on Washington Street was located within two blocks of St. Willebrord. But even after the team moved its offices to Lambeau Field, Lombardi maintained his routine.
The cornerstone on the present St. Willebrord Church was laid on June 14, 1891. the parish was organized in 1864 to accommodate Dutch immigrants, and the Norbertine Fathers assumed control of it in 1932.
Father David Rondou was the pastor at St. Willebrord for 19 years, including the time when Lombardi was coaching the Packers. Rondou was long active in sports and served as athletic director at St. Norbert College from 1930 to 1934.
St. Willebrord also was the church of choice for many of the players on visiting teams when they stayed at the Hotel Northland. The hotel was located three blocks north on Adams Street, and the players would walk to and from Mass on Sunday morning before heading to the stadium.
The Edward and Terri Martin Family
In Memory of Mary Ellen Neufeld Martin
Erected 2012 by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.
Location. 44° 30.749′ N, 88° 0.932′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of South Adams Street and Doty Street, on the right when traveling north on South Adams Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brown County Civil War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brown County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Curly Lambeau's Office Northern Building (about 600 feet away); The Spirit of the Northwest (about 600 feet away); Columbus Community Club (about 600 feet away); Bellin Building (about 700 feet away); Augustin de Langlade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Green Bay Press-Gazette (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
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Also see . . . Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.)
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