1723 Bryant Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Ascension Church

Church of the Ascension. 1723 Bryant Avenue North. ca. 1940
Church of the Ascension. 1723 Bryant Avenue North. ca. 2010
Address: 1723 Bryant Avenue N
Neighborhood/s: Old Highland, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Near North, Minneapolis, Minnesota
City/locality-
State/province
Minneapolis, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Hennepin County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1901
Primary Style: Gothic Revival
Major Alterations: Intact
Historic Function: Religious/Place of worship
Current Function: Religious/Place of worship
Architect or source of design: E.J. Donahue
Builder: F.H. Raidt
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
Material of Roof: Asphalt Shingles
Material of Foundation: Limestone
First Owner: Church of the Ascension
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Old Highland, Near North Minneapolis Hennepin County


Property Description: Brick structure; steeply-pitched, cross-gabled roof; prominent center gable flanked by two towers (northern turret dominating in size);

Southern tower has 1 arched window composed of a stained glass; above arched window is circular stained glass window; above this is pointed, arched opening with louvered wooden panels; termination of tower has battlement details and a pinnacle at each corner; spire caps tower;

Northern tower has 1 arched window composed of a stained glass; above arched window is circular stained glass window; two arched windows; above this are two pointed, arched openings with louvered wooden panels; termination of tower has battlement details and a pinnacle at each corner; spire caps tower;


Central body of church as three arched door ways with shaped windows above; dominant stained glass window extends into gables; central window consists of separate arches windows; roof has parapet, no rake;


"Large, smooth red brick and sandstone Gothic church that is visually very imposing in the neighborhood. Plan is cruciform with apse and small chapels off of apse and nave. Narthex has two large towers at either corner. At Bryant & 18th the Gothic spire and cross must reach at least 150; though one on the left is smaller. The towers both have a gothic arched window (recessed in brick with stone sill); topped by a round window, stone belt course, Gothic louvered brick arch, & crenellated roof with turrets. Each is framed by high buttresses. The larger tower has two Gothic windows between round arch & belt course, and dentils on that, and 2 gothic arches above that. Entrance is 3 gothic arched doors with SS (?) gothic design. Above these 3 is a larger gothic windows, 6 cross vats on the gable (?). The foundation is rough SS (sandstone) on bottom, followed by 2 courses of smoother, coursed SS. On nave side, hexagonal bay (?) in middle with crenellation & gothic windows. Sides of it are 2 gothic nave windows. Transept end has gothic window under round window. Eaves are bracketed on the sides."1

1. Minnesota Historic Properties Inventory Form. Rep. St. Paul: Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office, 1980. Print.

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        First Church of the Ascension

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        First Convent

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        First Parsonage

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       First School

Image:Tdlindberg--Ascension entry from 1980's Walking Tour.pdf Church of the Ascension's entry in Old Highland's 1980's Walking Tour Guide


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