Thursday, June 13, 2013

Painesville, Wisconsin

Built in 1852 by Protestants from Wittenburg, Germany who settled in Franklin and Oak Creek, Wisconsin, the Painesville Meeting Hall is located on 27th and Ryan Road in Franklin, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. The meeting hall originally served the First Free Congregation (Frei Gemeinde), later used as an Army Depot during the Civil War as well as by the Underground Railroad and was the first and oldest Freethinker Hall in Wisconsin. Entered to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977..

This link and the photos below courtesy of Thomas Paine friends, Harvey J. and Lorna Kaye.

Lorna Kaye