Erhard Brielmaier and E. Brielmaier & Sons

by Stephanie Trevino. Erhard Brielmaier (1841-1917), a Milwaukee architect with a wide practice in church architecture, designed one of the largest and most elaborate churches in the Copper Country. Biography Erhard Brielmaier was born in Neufra near Rottweil, Wurtemburg, Germany on January 7, 1841. In 1850, he moved to Cincinnati with his family.1 During this… Read more Erhard Brielmaier and E. Brielmaier & Sons

St. Ignatius Loyola Church

St. Ignatius Loyola Church

by Stephanie Trevino. Architect: Erhard Brielmaier Location: Portage St. and Houghton Ave., Houghton Built: 1889-1902.¬†Addition to front: 1928;¬†Memorial hall and kitchen: 1956 This Catholic congregation built the previous church in 1859. Several decades later, Erhard Brielmaier was contracted to design a new church. Construction was slow due to a small treasury. In 1899 the basement… Read more St. Ignatius Loyola Church