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St. Joseph Catholic Church
St. Joe's, as it's affectionately known, has occupied the same space in Escanaba for a long time. The original was built in 1865, just two years after the founding of Escanaba. In 1873, a new building was constructed around the old at a cost of $20,000. The current church was built in 1939 and stands to this day among the iconic churches along 1st Avenue South. More info on the history of St. Joseph Catholic Church can be found here.
'Second' Church, 1873-1938
'New' Church, 1939-present
The corner stone for the St. Joseph's Church was laid on the 31st of July 1938 and the building was dedicated the sixth of August, 1939.