kids encyclopedia robot

St. Joseph's Catholic Mission Church facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
St. Joseph's Catholic Mission Church
Location 3497 Montana Highway 284
Townsend, Montana
Built by Thomas Howell
NRHP reference No. 98001339
Added to NRHP November 5, 1998

St. Joseph's Catholic Mission Church is a site on the National Register of Historic Places located in Townsend, Montana. It was added to the Register on November 5, 1998. Originally a Catholic church, the building is now a museum known as Canton Church Historic Site.

The church was built during 1875-76. According to its NRHP nomination, it is "the oldest extant example of secular Roman Catholic church architecture in Montana. It is also a rare example of Colonial Style architecture. The addition of a belfry and steeple in 1902 somewhat altered the church's Colonial appearance, but still carried forward its earlier design features."

The church building was moved to its current location in 1954 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in order to save it from demolition.

kids search engine
St. Joseph's Catholic Mission Church Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.