Visit an iconic Greek Catholic Church in Milwaukee's Near West Side.

Constructed with Milwaukee Cream City brick and crowned with three bulbous onion domes St. George Church was constructed 100 years ago for worship by Wisconsin’s Middle-Eastern Christian congregation. Architect Erhard Brielmaier created a design that fit into the Milwaukee landscape while reflecting the community’s Lebanese and Syrian founding families. After 50 years behind pasteboard the ceiling was lovingly restored with the labor of parishioners and friends. Originally tucked mid-way into the block St. George now stands alone as a witness to the continuing vitality of Eastern Christianity in the Midwest.
Visitors to St. George may view and ask questions or join any impromptu tour in session. Guides may describe the 1892 Colombian Exhibition story that brought Melkites to Milwaukee and the support of Archbishop Messmer who helped nourish a mission. They encourage questions about the past and current community as well as about changes in the internal design over the century.

1617 W State St

Saturday Hours
10 am - 5 pm

Sunday Hours
12 pm - 5 pm


Handicapped Accessible


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