Building Name: St. Joseph’s Church

Franklin Street View. Tower, on far left, before renovation.

Street Address: 108 Franklin Street

Present Use (2003): Park

Heritage Status: National Register of Historic Places, 1975

Building Information

St. Joseph's Park. St. Joseph's Park within what remains of St. Joseph's Church which burned down in 1974.

Date Built: built 1843-1846 (dedicated in 1846). Tower rebuilt in 1910.

Original Use: Congregation founded by German immigrants in 1836 but this building not in use until 1846.


Architect/Builder: Original church designed by Jones & Nevins. New tower designed by Joseph H. Oberlies

The church was gutted by fire in 1979. The remains, which consisted of the front exterior, were converted into a park by Landmark Society in 1980.

St Joseph's Church. A view of the tower at night.

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