Library of Congress
History - Built 1846-1847, rebuilt 1866, most important of several interior renovations in 1893. Except for a small wooden chapel, this is the oldest church in Milwaukee.I could not find any current pictures to compare against, but they do have a parish website. So why it is called "Old"? Is there a new St. Marys? Has any of the interior survived?
Architectural character: Classically inspired composition with lofty bell-tower and details (heavy projecting pediments etc.) strongly suggestive of German inspiration.
Architect: The architect for the original building is unknown. However, Victor Schulte who v/as the architect for the 1866 rebuilding of the church may also have been the architect for the original building.
As beautiful as Gothic churches can be, I find a church like this (round = "classical"?) more appealing.