Address: 116 East 32 nd Street
Construction Date: 1909
Architect: Purcell and Feick
Architectural Style: Prairie Style
Historic Use: Religious – Church
Current Use: Religious – Church
Date of Local Designation: 1984
Date of National Register Designation: 1978
Areas of Significance: Architecture, Master Architects
Period of Significance: 1909 –
Historic Profile: The Stewart Memorial Church is one of the few Minneapolis churches to be executed in the Prairie Style, a radical departure from established concepts in ecclesiastical design. Architects William Purcell and George Feick created a building reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative design for United Temple in Oak Park, Illinois (1906). The original design integrity has been maintained even through the addition of the organ and the construction of the Sunday School wing. An effort to rehabilitate the windows, doors, exterior walls, porches, and other decorative features was undertaken in 1999.
1973, Thomas J. Lutz, courtesy of The Minnesota Historical Society
2006, Minneapolis CPED
"National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form," January 1978.
Updated: February 2007