Evangelische Lutherische Dreinenigkeit Kirche (Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Complex)

LOCATION 512 East Second Street
CITY Grand Island, NE
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Plans for the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church were adopted in 1890, but construction did not begin until 1894. Brothers William and Jacob Scheffel, members of the congregation, were the primary builders. Born in Sulzfeld, Germany, the brothers learned the trade of masonry and stonecuttng there. The church, the key building in the complex, is an excellent example of the Romanesque Revival style and is one of Nebraska’s outstanding examples of small town stone church architecture. Trinity Church reflects subtle influences of German church architecture, primarily evident in its form, the cross shape, a favorite style among Germans. The complex also includes a frame school and parsonage.