Calvary Baptist Church

You can read about the history and designation of the Calvary Baptist Church historic landmark.







Address: 2608 Blaisdell Avenue South

Neighborhood: Whittier

Construction Date: 1889

Contractor: Unknown

Architect: Harry W. Jones and Warren H. Hayes

Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival

Historic Use: Religious - Church

Current Use: Religious - Church

Date of Local Designation: 1995

Date of National Register Designation: N/A

Areas of Significance: Cultural History, Master Architects

Period of Significance: 1889-1928

Historic Profile: Calvary Baptist Church exists as an architectural artifact symbolizing the growth and development of a Minneapolis Baptist congregation over a 125-year period. Because it retains the integrity of the original design, the church is representative of many Minneapolis churches erected during the period from 1885 to 1902. Calvary’s presence among a dwindling number of late 19th-century Minneapolis churches, its long congregational history, and its association with architects Hayes and Jones make it an important contribution to the city’s religious and architectural history.

Photo Credits:

1953, Norton and Peel, courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society

2006, Minneapolis CPED

Works Cited:

"City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Registration Form," April 1994.

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