PRESERVING THE BASILICA OF ST. JOSAPHAT

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The Basilica of St. Josaphat, located in Milwaukee’s historic Lincoln Village, is a city landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built from 1896-1901 by Polish immigrants and using salvaged materials from the razed Chicago federal Post Office and Custom House building , with its 220-foot soaring copper dome, it is often referred to as “an overlooked wonder of the world”. The Basilica of St. Josaphat is a Franciscan parish serving a diverse community, with a captivating story of faith, historical significance, and unmatched beauty.
Since 1991, The St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation with its Board of Directors has provided the guidance and leadership for the preservation, restoration and enhancement of the Basilica, made possible by the continuing financial support of our generous donors.

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