Historic Structures

German Presbyterian Bethlehem Church (Little Bethlehem Church), St Paul Minnesota

Date added: April 13, 2010 Categories: Minnesota Church

German-speaking immigrants established the congregation in 1887. In 1890 the land was purchased from Gov. Ramsey for $3,000. Ramsey donated one-third price.The church, built of rough yellow quarry stone, cost $8,000.00. Gilbert designed the church to recall the picturesque idiom of the vernacular architecture of Germany and Switzerland.

Since the congregation disbanded in 1916, the building has been the headquarters of theatre groups, architectural groups and lately a funeral home.

German Presbyterian Bethlehem Church (Little Bethlehem Church), St Paul Minnesota REAR (EAST) ELEVATION, SHOWING APSE END
REAR (EAST) ELEVATION, SHOWING APSE END