Rev. Michael J. Casey

Rev. Michael J. Casey

Rev. Michael J. Casey, date unknown. From New Church Dedication Book: A Retrospect of Thirty-Six Years, 1914–1950 (St. Paul: Church of St. Columba, [1950]), page 6.

Church of St. Columba under construction, 1949

Steel frame interior supports of the new Church of St. Columba (St. Paul) during its construction, 1949. From New Church Dedication Book: A Retrospect of Thirty-Six Years, 1914–1950 (St. Paul: Church of St. Columba, [1950]), page 6.

Interior of the original Church of St. Columba

Interior of the original Church of St. Columba

Interior of the original Church of St. Columba, St. Paul, ca. 1920.

Church of St. Columba, St. Paul

Church of St. Columba, St. Paul

Church of St. Columba, St. Paul. Photograph by Paul Nelson, June 30, 2017.

Church of St. Columba, St. Paul

The Church of St. Columba in St. Paul’s Hamline-Midway neighborhood is the only Minnesota work by the Chicago architect Francis Barry Byrne. Architectural historian and critic Larry Millett calls it “a high point of modern church architecture in the Twin Cities.”

Hutterian Brethren, Cottonwood County

South Dakota Hutterite families with roots in the Anabaptist Reformation of the sixteenth-century moved to Cottonwood County in 1994. There, they established the Neuhof Hutterian Brethren Colony and the Elmendorf Hutterian Brethren Colony south of Mountain Lake, Minnesota.

Black and white photograph of Calvary Baptist Church, 1901.

Calvary Baptist Church

Calvary Baptist Church, 1901.

Color image of Immanuel Baptist Church, 2017.

Immanuel Baptist Church

Immanuel Baptist Church, 2017.

Immanuel Baptist Church, Westbrook

The European immigrants who moved into southwestern Minnesota in the mid-1800s brought their religious faiths with them. The founders of Immanuel Baptist Church in Westbrook (Cottonwood County) moved into the first church building erected in the village after the members of that original congregation moved on to other areas, leaving the building vacant.

Black and white photograph of the Pastoral residence, Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, 21 Prince Street Southeast, Minneapolis, ca. 1915.

Pastoral residence, Church of Our Lady of Lourdes

Pastoral residence, Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, 21 Prince Street Southeast, Minneapolis, ca. 1915.

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