Visitors are welcome to tour the Gothic-style sanctuary.

Redeemer Lutheran Church was founded in 1890 and built the current building in 1915. At that time, the estimated cost of the furnished church and parish hall was $50,000. The architect, William H. Schuchardt, designed the Gothic sanctuary–one of the finest examples of traditional and modern architectural masterpieces of Lutheran edifices in America.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (now Redeemer Lutheran Church Milwaukee) held its first service in English on January 5, 1890. It was the first Lutheran congregation in Wisconsin to hold services in English. In 1911, a resolution was passed to purchase property on the southwest corner of 19th and Grand Avenue (now Wisconsin Avenue) to construct a new sanctuary. The services of architect William H. Schuchardt were retained to design the Modern Gothic structure you will see, built at a cost of $70,000. The building was dedicated on February 18, 1917. The original windows were unstained leaded glass with several layers of wisteria colored glass in front to soften the light. They were replaced in 1950 with the stained glass you see now. The organ was dedicated in1920 and has been enlarged several times since.

You will be able to walk through the Sanctuary and learn about the activities of the congregation as it seeks to meet the current needs of the neighborhood.

1905 W Wisconsin Ave

Saturday Hours
12 pm - 4 pm

Sunday Hours
12 pm - 4 pm

Photography, Video, Tripods Permitted

Handicapped Accessible
1st floor only


Photo Tour