Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - Burlington, Vermont
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 28.785 W 073° 12.914
18T E 641934 N 4926709
Quick Description: New for old
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2008 6:34:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM50NY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 11

Long Description:

This modern church, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, replaced the 1867 version, which burned in 1972. It was the eighth major fire (all suspicious) in downtown Burlington in just 13 months; the nearby Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul was the first in that string.

The original church was the first in New England specifically designed and dedicated as a cathedral. Photos of that church and the fire are available here.

The modern bell tower stands just a few yards from where this same bell hung in the original steeple.

Most of these exterior shots, including the bell, are at the back of the church. Due to its placement on the property (90° clockwise from the original, facing west rather than south), far more traffic passes the sides and back than the front, thus making those views much more recognizable.

Bing Bird's Eye View.

Type of Church: Cathedral

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 01/01/1852

Date of building construction: 01/01/1978

Dominant Architectural Style: Modern

Archdiocese: Boston

Diocese: Burlington

20 Pine Street
Burlington, VT US

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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