Urban Spelunking with OnMilwaukee.com: Calvary Presbyterian Church

Urban Spelunking with OnMilwaukee.com: Calvary Presbyterian Church

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It's hard to miss it when you pass through Downtown Milwaukee — the "Big Red Church" at 9th and Wisconsin.

This week Bobby Tanzilo shares a few stories from his recent visit to Calvary Presbyterian Church.  It was designed by Henry Koch, one of Milwaukee's most prominent architects of the 1800s.

Many of the features of the building are unchanged since it was built in 1870, including the iconic soaring steeple.

Click the podcast player to hear a weird — and true! — story about how the steeple was tested for structural integrity way back in the day.  Hint: a team of horses was involved.

And be sure to check out his full article here.

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