Iowa City in Johnson County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
St. Mary's Church
St. Mary’s Church was designated by Bishop Martin Amos as a pilgrimage site for the Year of Mercy, as promulgated by Pope Francis on December 8, 2015.
His mercy endures forever.”
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is December 8, 2015.
Location. 41° 39.758′ N, 91° 31.913′ W. Marker is in Iowa City, Iowa, in Johnson County. Marker is on East Jefferson Street just west of North Linn Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject church, just to the right of the front/south entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City IA 52245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of World's First Educational Television Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Brick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Dental Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memorium (approx. ¼ mile away); Schaeffer Hall (approx. ¼ mile The Old Capitol (approx. ¼ mile away); The First State University to Admit Women on an Equal Basis with Men (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Stone Capitol (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iowa City.
Regarding St. Mary's Church. National Register of Historic Places #80001454. Also a contributing property in the Jefferson Street Historic District, NRHP #04001097.
Also see . . . St. Mary's Church and Rectory.
The cornerstone for the Greek Revival structure was laid on July 12, 1841, by Bishop Mathias Loras of Dubuque. The building, named St. Mary of the Assumption, was largely completed by 1842. In 1844 the parish had grown to about 70 families and the Rev. Anthony Godfert was assigned the parish's first pastor.(Submitted on March 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.