Built in 1892, Saint Michael Parish, on North 24th and West Cherry Street (just off Vliet), was once the center of life for Milwaukee’s German Catholic community. The neighborhood has definitely taken a downward turn in recent years, and many of the buildings that once belonged to the parish have been sold off. Sound familiar? That said, the old, gothic limestone church is standing tall and Masses are still offered here. The doors were open after the Spanish Mass on Sunday, so I went in and snapped some pictures. Apart from Sunday mornings, it’s hard to get inside, so take a look! The regrettable renovations aside (hopefully they can be undone), the church and its embellishments are still stunning.