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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Identification

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
First Universalist Church
256029

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
masonry
brick
limestone
exposed structure
neo-gothic

Usage

church

Facts

  • It is a mishmash of styles, having been constructed in two phases, decades apart. The building was originally modeled after a Greek Temple, and served as the First Universalist Church.
  • The building was enlarged by French Canadian catholics around 1880, in a French Gothic style.
  • It stands near the site where, in 1680, Father Louis Hennepin, a Belgian priest, became the first European to gaze on the Mississippi River's St. Anthony Falls.
  • The church has been a noted National Historic Landmark since 1934.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes is the oldest continuously-operating church in Minneapolis.

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Location

1 Lourdes Place
55414
U.S.A.

Technical Data

20.55 ft
2
1
1854
1857

Involved Companies

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • National landmark