Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Joan of Arc's Stone

Joan of Arc kissed this stone in the 15th century -- and it's been mysteriously colder than its surrounding stones ever since!

St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Address:
1250 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI
Directions:
St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Downtown, on the campus of Marquette University. From W. Wisconsin Ave., just east of N. 16th St., you'll see the Olin Engineering Center on the south side of W. Wisconsin Ave. The Chapel is on an inner campus quad, just to the south and east of the Olin Engineering Center, and a very small building. The stone is near the altar.
Admission:
Free
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Joan of Arc's Stone

Touch the cold stone at the back of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel, believe that it's infinitesimally cooler than the stones that surround it, and buy into the lore.

[John Damico, 01/03/2015]

The St. Joan of Arc Chapel was built in France in the 15th century, then brought to America by the daughter of a superrich railroad tycoon. She had it as a private plaything on her estate; it was moved to Milwaukee after she died. The stone was kissed by Joan of Arc before she went into one of her many battles, and has supposedly been colder than the surrounding stones ever since.

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