Monday, September 26, 2011

St. Rose Catholic Church, Inside and Out

Built in 1895. The church was located on Madison Street, south of where St. Rose School stands today. It was torn down after work on a new church was complete in 1968.






The beautiful interior of the 1895 St. Rose Church. The rose window behind the altar bears the name of Rev. J. C. Bergen, the priest at the time the church was built.

I assume that this decorative tray was made to commemorate the building of the church in 1895, or to celebrate a later anniversary. Rev. J. C. Bergen is pictured beside the church. Rev. Bergen was the parish priest at St. Patrick's in Benton. St. Rose was a mission church of St. Patrick's and did not have its own priest until 1908.