Church of the Assumption
Situated in the heart of downtown St. Paul, the Church of the Assumption is one of the more architecturally striking buildings in the area. It was constructed in 1874 after three years of construction. Architect Joseph Reidel designed it in the Romanesque Revival style. The most prominent features are the twin towers that reach a height of 210 feet. Each contain two bells that, interestingly, were rung by ropes until 1975 when electronic controls were installed. The interior has remained largely unchanged. The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Backstory and Context
Nelson, Charles. "Assumption Church." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. February 10, 1975. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/cd0e696c-67ff-4349-b6ac-79ec75a6cd11.
Photos: McGhiever, via Wikimedia Commons