Trinity Episcopal Church


by Matt Johnson

Architect: John B. Sutcliffe
Location: 205 E. Montezuma St., Houghton
Built: 1906-10
Addition: Hitch, Inc., 2000

Trinity Episcopal Church. Photograph by A. K. Hoagland, 2007.

In 1860 a group of local businessmen formed an Anglican parish. They constructed a church in Hancock and named it Trinity Church. The church building was then relocated to Houghton where it served for several decades. By the early 20th century, the congregation had grown considerably and decided to replace its frame building. The congregation contacted John B. Sutcliffe.1

Sutcliffe designed the church in a Gothic revival style. It has a square belltower, topped with crenellations, at the front corner. The prominent rough-faced Jacobsville sandstone foundation gives way to dark brick walls, trimmed with red sandstone. The windows have pointed arches.

The church gained a new entrance in 1985 and a 6800-square-foot annex in 2000.

Buildings by John B. Sutcliffe in the Copper Country


  1. Trinity Episcopal Church Houghton.