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Cataldo in Kootenai County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Old Mission of the Sacred Heart

 
 
Old Mission of the Sacred Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lila Diller, November 23, 2009
1. Old Mission of the Sacred Heart Marker
Inscription. Opened for services in 1853, this is the oldest building in Idaho.

Black-robed Jesuits founded the mission on the St. Joe River in 1842, but moved here in 1846 and raised this imposing building in a complete wilderness. Dwellings and outbuildings are now gone, and the mission moved to Desmet in 1877, but the Mass is still celebrated here every year. (Marker Number 144.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 47° 33.082′ N, 116° 21.483′ W. Marker is in Cataldo, Idaho, in Kootenai County. Marker is on Dredge Road near Interstate 90. Click for map. In Old Mission Park, off exit 39. Marker is in this post office area: Cataldo ID 83810, United States of America.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
Old Mission of the Sacred Heart image. Click for full size.
Paul J. F. Schumacher, Library of Congress, 1957
2. Old Mission of the Sacred Heart
Old Mission of the Sacred Heart image. Click for full size.
3. Old Mission of the Sacred Heart
Idaho State Parks and Recreation
Earlier version of the Old Mission of the Sacred Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
William C. Everheart, Library of Congress, 1958
4. Earlier version of the Old Mission of the Sacred Heart Marker
 
 
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