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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception

 
 
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By Autumn N. Potts, July 19, 2011
1. Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Marker
Inscription.  
Oldest church structure in continuous use in Fort Wayne area and seat of Catholicism in Northern Indiana.

Christianity carried to this part of the New World in 1600's by Catholic missionaries. Land formerly part of burial ground for Miami Indians.

Major portion of Cathedral square purchased by Fr. Stephan Baden, 1831. Remaining land acquired by Fr. Julian Benoit, chief architect and first rector of the Cathedral.

Cornerstone laid June 19, 1859. Dedicated December 8, 1860 on the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Diocese of Fort Wayne established 1857. John H. Luers, First Bishop.
 
Erected 1982.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraNative Americans. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1772.
 
Location. 41° 4.541′ N, 85° 8.295′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker is on Clinton Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1122 South Clinton Street, Fort Wayne IN 46802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers

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By Autumn N. Potts, July 20, 2011
2. Cathedral of Immaculate Conception
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are within walking distance of this marker. Richardville (within shouting distance of this marker); Emboyd Theatre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (about 800 feet away); Abraham Lincoln • The Hoosier Youth (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Police Station (approx. ¼ mile away); The Elektron Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Allen County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Journal Gazette Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, IN. (Submitted on July 28, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Marker image. Click for full size.
By Autumn N. Potts, July 19, 2011
3. Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Marker
Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
4. Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along South Calhoun Street.
Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
5. Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Marker
View of the historical marker situated along the walkway leading to the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception.
Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 21, 2011
6. Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Marker
View of the historical marker situated in front of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2011, by Autumn N. Potts of Fort Wayne, Indiana. This page has been viewed 880 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2011, by Autumn N. Potts of Fort Wayne, Indiana.   4, 5, 6. submitted on February 24, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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