Church of the Redeemer (Cannon Falls, Minnesota) facts for kids
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Church of the Redeemer
The church in 2013
|Location||123 Third Street North, Cannon Falls, Minnesota|
|Area||less than one acre|
|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|
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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