Abandoned Estonian Church

I was scrolling through the Popular Pins page on Pinterest when I came across a pin about an abandoned church. Then I saw it was in Wisconsin. Then I saw it was a town I had heard of. Then I had to check Google Maps because my sense of direction is nonexistent. Then I told my husband about it and we went and saw it.

The end.

Just kidding. A little over an hour of driving, and we found it.


(Note added 12/17 – I had to add a watermark to these pictures, as people like them a little too much.)

It’s an old Estonian Lutheran church, the first one in the country, built in 1914. It’s been shuttered for decades now, but it is being at least somewhat maintained. I would have liked to take a closer peek, but it almost looks like it’s on private property, so we stayed back.
There’s a small (and rambling, oy) article about it here.
On the Grand List of Things Beth Greatly Enjoys, abandoned places are right up there with brownies and old pictures of Marlon Brando. Here are some other abandoned places – Kirwin, Wyoming, an old logging camp, and the Heart Mountain Relocation Center.
See you later!

3 thoughts on “Abandoned Estonian Church

  1. What a lovely church in a beautiful fall setting. It does make you wonder about it's history and the people who once attended that church. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I just read the article from your link. Very interesting story that answers my question about it's history and the people who built it.

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