St. Leo's Catholic Church - Demopolis, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SecurB
N 32° 30.808 W 087° 50.318
16S E 421230 N 3597661
Quick Description: Catholic church in Demopolis, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/19/2009 4:28:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM7PPX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 6
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 St. Leo's Catholic Church - Demopolis, Alabama - posted by SecurB

Long Description:
Catholicism in the Demopolis area dates to the early Spanish explorers. The French Napoleonic exiles of the Vine and Olive Colony held religious services and attempted to establish a Catholic mission in Demopolis in 1817. Services were held in homes and in a small frame structure until the current building was constructed in 1905. The brick Gothic Revival style church was designed by Architect J.A. Gaboury of Birmingham, Alabama. The church remained a mission church until the St. Leo's Parish was permanently established in 1936. The church was damaged twice by fire, 1954 and 1960, each time it was restored. The building is well maintained and continues to serve it congregation.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 1/1/1817

Date of building construction: 1/1/1904

Dominant Architectural Style: Gothic

Archdiocese: Archdiocese of Mobile

Diocese: Archdiocese of Mobile

309 South Main Avenue
Demopolis, Alabama United States

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Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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