Spot A Clock: St. Hedwig

This month’s ‘Spot a Clock’ is St. Hedwig, located at 1702 North Humboldt Avenue in Milwaukee.

While Milwaukee’s south side is well known for its Polish immigrants, the north side also served as a Polish enclave. Many of these Poles came from Prussia. Initially, residents wishing to attend mass traveled to St. Stanislaus, which was founded by Polish Catholic immigrants in 1866. The residents eventually banded together to form their own parish in 1871, building a small wooden church on the corner of Brady and Humboldt and naming it after a queen of Poland.

Quickly outgrowing the wooden church, construction of the current church was started in 1886. Designed by Henry Messner, the Romanesque style church features cream city brisk and a copper cladded spire.

Information regarding the clock movements could not be found. According to church records, the clock was a gift from Mr. J. Jung, a non-Catholic. The movements were partially replaced during repairs in 1941.

The most recent phase of restoration, conducted on its copper spire, was completed in 2006. The church interior features beautiful stained glass windows and a Holtkamp pipe organ.

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Chapter 47’s Meeting Location Has Changed

Norway House has cancelled our contract as they are selling the building and the new owners are not interested in renting.  I have found a new location that is similar in size and not too far from our old location.  The facility is very nice and compatible with the things we do at our meetings.  Rent is the same but they will make the coffee and do setup and take down which will be nice.
New Location is:
Knights of Columbus, 1800 South 92nd Street, West Allis, WI 53214
Hours: 8:00 Mart setup, 9:00 Mart opens, 10:00 Educational Program
Dates reserved are as follows:
September 24, 2017, same as planned for Norway House
November 19, 2017, new date (different from date on previous schedules)
January 7, 2018
March 18, 2018
May 6, 2018
September 16, 2018
November 18, 2018
Thanks for your understanding,
Craig White
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