OLDEST -- Building in Idaho - Old Mission of the Sacred Heart
Posted by: BruceS
N 47° 32.926 W 116° 21.483
11T E 548302 N 5266348
Quick Description: Early Jesuit mission in the Cataldo is the oldest building in Idaho.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 10/7/2007 9:16:19 AM
Waymark Code: WM2BE6
Old Mission of the Sacred Heart
Opened for services in 1853, this is the oldest building in Idaho.
Black-robed Jesuits founded the mission on the St. Joe River in 1842, but
moved here in 18455 and raised this imposing building in a complete wilderness.
Dwellings and outbuildings are now gone, and the mission moved to Desmet in
1877, but the Mass is still celebrated here every year. ~ text of marker