A replacement tower was designed by Ferry and Clas and installed in 1892.
From Guides to Historic Milwaukee: Juneautown Walking Tour by Mary Ellen Pagel and Virginia Palmer (1965)…
Because he knew that his pioneer parishioners could not finance the cathedral he envisioned, Archbishop Martin J. Henni solicited funds for his church from as far away as Mexico, Cuba, Belgium, and Bavaria. The first mass was celebrated in the completed church in 1853, and since then St. John’s has been an intimate part of the lives of Milwaukee’s Roman Catholics. Although it harmonizes superbly with the lower portions of the buildings, the Neo-Baroque tower is not the original one. When the first tower was found to be unsafe in 1880, it was removed, and twelve years later replaced by the Ferry and Clas design. In its construction, brick from a razed house, contemporary with the original cathedral, was used. Other major changes in St. John’s came about as a result of the disastrous fire of 1935 which destroyed the cathedral’s interior, its hand-carved altar, and its stained glass windows, leaving only the exterior walls and tower intact. Twelve months elapsed before the restored cathedral reopened with Christmas mass celebrated by Archbishop Moses Kiley.
ROW Excavation City Contract.
ROW Restoration Permit.
Content referencing Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
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Present Music’s Annual Musical Meditation on Gratitude Thanksgiving concert melds tradition with the best of what’s new and inspiring.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 5 p.m. at Cathedral of St. John the EvangelistNov 1st, 2016 by Present Music
2016-17 Season AnnouncementJun 13th, 2016 by Present Music
Milwaukee’s premiere early music presenter continues its adventurous exploration “Across Borders – Across Time” with three concerts of extraordinary diversity.Jan 5th, 2016 by Early Music Now
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