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Church of the Redeemer
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The church in 2013
Location 123 Third Street North, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
Area less than one acre
Built 1867
Built by Christopher Doner and Lester Bancroft
Architectural style Gothic Revival
MPS Rural Goodhue County MRA
NRHP reference No. 80002040
Added to NRHP February 12, 1980

The Church of the Redeemer is a historic Episcopal church located at 123 Third Street North in Cannon Falls in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The building was built with limestone and wood in 1867.

Episcopal families started meeting in private homes for about eight years before they decided to build a church. The minister traveled from Hastings, by foot or by horseback, for about 18 miles (29 km). In 1866, the congregation decided to build a church. Christopher Doner drew up the plans, while Lester Bancroft did the masonry. The stone was Platteville Limestone quarried from a farm north of Cannon Falls. Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple laid the cornerstone on June 28, 1866. When the church was complete, at a cost of about $3500, Bishop Whipple returned on May 1, 1867 to consecrate the church.

On February 12, 1980, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places


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