53. Trinity Lutheran Church, Modern, 1st building 1861, Parishioner Jack Yops designed 2nd church in 1961
Trinity Lutheran was formed when a group from the St. Johns Evangelical Church broke off because some members of the church wanted to be Masons and participate in secret societies despite this being against church doctrine.
A 1961 building replaced a much older church constructed on this site in 1961, designed by locally prominent architects Yops and Wilke. Jack Yops was a member and vestryman of Trinity Lutheran, and build 5 or 6 other Lutheran churches downriver. Yops used dark brick, and had a love for natural brick and tiles. This church is unique in the sense it was designed and built by one of the members of the parish.
Architecturally unique, there is a sawtooth canopy and asymmetrical tower in the NE corner with a stylized metal grate on the west side. Façade of sanctuary east of tower has two rectangular side masses and a central mass than angles upwards through the roof line and forward towards the street. Entrance doors with angle glass windows fit the canopy.