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.
Just kidding. A little over an hour of driving, and we found it. I apologize if the first picture here looks blurry, I keep zooming in on the damn thing and it's not blurry. The tiny lines of the siding make it appear so, however. (Beth, no one cares. Shut up.)
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!