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Loring Park: Basilica and Churches

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2015
1. Loring Park: Basilica and Churches Marker
Inscription.

Construction on the Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 North 17th Avenue, began in 1907. It is the country's first Basilica and acts as an anchoring landmark on the north side of Loring Park.

The church was planned by French architect Emmanuel Masqueray, who also designed the St. Paul Cathedral. This Beaux Arts classic is built of Minnesota granite with a 187 foot-high dome. The interior is filled with a splendid variety of church art, statues, frescoes and stained glass.

Other churches surrounding Loring Park which enliven the urban landscape are Cathedral Church of Saint Mark, 519 Oak Grove Street, and Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church, 525 Groveland Avenue.

[Photo captions read]
Basilica of St. Mary, Sixteenth and Hennepin Avenue, circa 1925
Hennepin Methodist Church, circa 1939

Image Sources: From the Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society, Basilica of St. Mary, Sixteenth and Hennepin, Minneapolis, Photograph Collection 7/25/1925. Stained glass window in Hennepin Methodist Church, Minneapolis, Photographer: Norton & Peel, Photograph Collection 5/17/1939. Text Source: In the Shadow of the City, A History of the Loring Park Neighborhood.
 
Erected 2010.
 
Location. 44° 58.198′ 

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By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Loring Park Markers
N, 93° 16.721′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on Grant Street west of Nicollet Mall, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minneapolis MN 55403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Loring Park: The Devil's Backbone (here, next to this marker); Loring Park: Historic Districts and Buildings (here, next to this marker); Loring Park: Loring Greenway and Housing (here, next to this marker); Loring Park: Neighborhood Organizing (here, next to this marker); Wesley United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Historic Loring Park Neighborhood (about 800 feet away); USS Minnesota (BB22) (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Minneapolis (CA36) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Loring Park, A Minneapolis Neighborhood. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Citizens for a Loring Park Community. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Loring Park Neighborhood Profile. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Basilica of Saint Mary. (Submitted on December 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. (Submitted on December 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Man-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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