St. Peter’s Church                                                                                               Historica...
Prosser & Benz - St. Peter's Church (Board)
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Prosser & Benz - St. Peter's Church (Board)

  1. 1. St. Peter’s Church Historical ContextArchitect Peter Summers Peter Summers was the lead architect on the construction of St. Peter’s Church. He was the son of Duluth’s first Italian immigrant, Blias Church Closure Summers who immigrated from Northern Italy The Catholic Diocese closed the church because of the decrease of in 1874. He oversaw the entire process from the parishioners over the past several years, and because they deemed beginning in the summer of 1925 until 1927. it unsafe and too costly to repair. The parishioners were given little notice of the closing. It was a decision that the pastor announced had been planned by the Catholic Diocese for several years. WithStone Mason Leonard Appicilli that knowledge, they continued to ask for and receive money from the parishioners to support this church that wouldn‘t see any of the benefits from their contributions. Those contributions were used to sustain other parishes which the Diocese has concentrated all St. Peter’s Church was constructed by Italian immigrant of their efforts to maintain for future expansion. Hence, no repairs stone masons. The native bluestone was harvested from were made to this structure. The structure of the church should be the near Twin Ponds. The stone masons used the skills preserved because of its historical significance and craftsmanship. learned from their fathers and tools brought over fromtheir native Italy to construct the church. Each stone was hand-cut to create a Gothic Romanesque church.Site Context Lavaque By-pass Sc Rd hu t u 53 e ltz k La M Rd or e Ric ris Th om M ap as Lis le Rd G m ro or ve Rd e Rd Rd Rd ld e no qu Ar va La t u 2 Rd Airb ad st ase Ug M ar R tin d W Rd Ar W d M rR ro or Tis d Air wh yR ne N ris c eb po ea Clo he wa Th St rt d rR id qu om Rd Rd M d et Rd as Rd St Zim h Rd He Rd lut ar rm Du m k an n er Rd t ow se an m ne Je an n G Rd d Rd r Mall Dr wa Rd Ho § ¨ ¦ 35 ine s EC Ha alva e Av 4t ry R h d St 2n Rd Rd d wa y N ck er Ç Av e W 5t De v " on h Mid ve § ¨ ¦ 2n 61 Re 35 Old Hwy 194 gt A St Rd nd d lin d Rd odla St Ar win W Wo ell Cou ke nty N g An tch Hwy St La e ok 14 O ve Vin Ge Av a ld H A e n la ry St Ric

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