Church of Sts. Peter and Paul-Catholic

Church of Sts. Peter and Paul--Catholic

The Church of Sts. Peter and Paul from the west
Location State St., Gilman, Minnesota
Coordinates 45°44′12″N 93°56′42″W / 45.73667°N 93.94500°W / 45.73667; -93.94500Coordinates: 45°44′12″N 93°56′42″W / 45.73667°N 93.94500°W / 45.73667; -93.94500
Area less than one acre
Built 1909 (1909)
Architectural style Beaux Arts
MPS Benton County MRA
NRHP Reference # 82002932[1]
Added to NRHP April 6, 1982

Church of Sts. Peter and Paul—Catholic is a historic church building on State Street in Gilman, Minnesota, United States. It was built in 1930 to serve a Polish-American congregation and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The first church was a log structure in 1872. It was known as the church of St. Wenselaus. Then a new church was built in the 1880s and was a frame structure known as St. Casimir's Church. The old log church was converted into classrooms. A new school building was built in 1909 and is present today. St. Casimir's church was destroyed by fire in 1891. A new and larger frame building was constructed for the new church. This church building stood north of the present brick building. Fr. Vincent Wotzka as pastor had a brick rectory built in 1924. Sometime during these early years, the name of the parish was changed to SS. Peter and Paul. No reason has been found for the change.


  1. National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
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