The mill in Berlin, NH brought many immigrants from all over the world. When a town has diversity, often it means there are more religions and more churches created. Some of the famous churches in Berlin that were created by the immigrants are St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, St. Kieran’s Catholic Church, and St. Anne’s, etc…
Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church
This Church is also known as “The Russian Church” because it was built in 1915 by 500 immigrants from the Russian Empire. Designed by John Bergesen, an architect from New York City, the church was built with six onion domes, which was common in Russian architecture of that period.
The Church is located at 20 Petrograd Street, Berlin, New Hampshire.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
When St. Paul Lutheran Church was officially organized on May 16, 1887 by Pastor G.A. Rygh, There were 150 charter members, all having come from Norway, Sweden, or Finland. This beautiful house of god, literally “built on a rock”, has stood the test of time and is a tribute to the foresight of early parishioners.
St. Paul Lutheran Church is located at 101 Norway St, Berlin, NH.
St. Anne’s Church
St. Anne’s Church is over a century old. Designed in 1900 by Archibald I. Lawrence and built by French Canadian immigrants. The exterior brick is built in Romanesque style, while the interior has Italian Baroque artwork.
St. Anne’s Church located at 345 Pleasant St, Berlin, NH.