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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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richardville (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Police Station (approx. mile away); Journal Gazette Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mother George (approx.

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception image. Click for full size.
By Autumn N. Potts, July 20, 2011
2. Cathedral of Immaculate Conception
0.3 miles away); The Site of General Wayne's Fort (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Last Two American Forts/The Siege of 1812 (approx. half a mile away); Old Fort Wayne Well (approx. half a mile away); The Canal House (approx. half a mile 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.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2011, by Autumn N. Potts of Fort Wayne, Indiana. This page has been viewed 759 times since then and 37 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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