St. Augustine was founded in 1888 and continues to operate as a vibrant parish in the Bay View neighborhood.

The church building was designed by Milwaukee architect Peter Brust and built in 1908. Peter Brust, a native of Bay View, was a significant architect to the area and founder of what is now Zimmerman Architectural Studios. The building’s Romanesque Revival style features a tall pointed spire, a rosette window, heavy corbelling, double barrel vaults, and original stained glass windows.

The interior features unique double barrel vaults. Original stain glass windows illustrating biblical stories are in beautiful condition. A baldacchino altar from 1935 serves as the focal point. Ornate stations of the cross were obtained from Cudahy’s Holy Family Church (now closed). They were restored and installed in 2017.

The steeple has three bells which were installed in 1914. The large bell is named “Mary & Augustine.” The smaller bells are named “Joseph” and “Peter”. While the bells have always tolled the quarters and top hour, the steeple did not originally have clock faces. A four-faced clock was installed in 2006.

Saint Augustine’s Church has been well preserved for over 110 years. Saint Augustine remains true to its original architectural design & style. The congregation was founded by German immigrants and is one of the most significant, historical landmarks in the Bay View neighborhood.

St. Augustine was founded in 1887 and continues to operate as a vibrant Catholic Church.

Tours will be offered on Sunday from 12:00 PM- 5:00 PM to offer historical insights about the church. All are welcome to join the parish for their Sunday service at 11:00 AM, and tours will begin immediately following the service. Visit their Oktoberfest celebration in the parking lot for food, drinks, and German music before or after you check out other Doors Open sites!


2530 S Howell Ave

Saturday Hours
Not Open

Sunday Hours
12:00 pm - 5 pm

Photography, Video, Tripods Permitted

Handicapped Accessible
1st floor only


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