St. Joseph Chapel of School Sisters of St. Francis

  • 1501 S. Layton Boulevard
  • Hours
  • Saturday: 10am-4pm
  • Last admittance to building: 3:45pm
  • Sunday: NOT OPEN
  • Architect and year: Brust & Philipp 1917
  • Photography permitted: Yes Tripod: Yes
  • Filming permitted: No
  • Handicapped accessible: Yes Restrooms: Yes

School Sisters of St. Francis provide guided tours of their century-old chapel, where music and art are integral to spiritual life. Milwaukee architects Peter Brust and Richard Philipp created a perfectly Italian Romanesque Revival marvel. Enjoy 100+ stained glass windows, unique carvings, mosaics, and paintings in a soaring worship space.

Step inside this 1917 gem, rich with soaring marble columns, colorful stained glass, exquisite wood carvings and colored mosaics. One of Milwaukee’s most beautiful sacred spaces. Learn about the chapel’s outstanding acoustics as experienced guides share the chapel’s story.

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