Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
This is the oldest standing church in the city of Minneapolis. The front rectangular nave, built of native limestone, was opened by the First Universalist Society in 1857.
In 1877 the French - Canadian Catholic community of Minneapolis purchased the original structure. Adding the transepts, sacristy, and bell tower, this community has worshipped here for 100 years.
The building was designated a U.S. historical landmark in 1934.
It is the first parish in the United States named in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes. Notre Dame de Lourdes, Priez Pour Nous.
'Every tradition is sealed beneath a monument.' V. Hugo.
Dedicated this 11 day of September, 1977, in the presence of the Bishop of St. Paul - Minneapolis, National, State, community leaders and the parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes. Rev. Alan Moss, Pastor.
Location. 44° 59.202′ N, 93° 15.471′ W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Lourdes Place, Minneapolis MN 55414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eliza Winston (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richard Chute Square (about 500 feet away); Symbols on the Skyline (about 500 feet away); The Ard Godfrey House (about 600 feet away); The Whirlpool (about 800 feet away); Joseph N. Nicollet (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nicollet Island Businesses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indians at the Falls (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
Also see . . . Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. History. (Submitted on December 28, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 532 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 4. submitted on November 16, 2016.