St. Patrick's Catholic Church - Cairo, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 00.015 W 089° 10.102
16S E 307055 N 4097097
Quick Description: Historic Catholic Church in Cairo, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/9/2009 2:33:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM6BJ9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
The current church building is the Parish's third. St. Patrick's was founded in 1838 and was the first church of any type in Cairo. The first church building for the Parish was built on the Ohio River levee at 18th Street in 1838, this building was swept away in the flood of 1845. The second church was built at 9th and Washington, by 1891 this building had become too small for the growing congregation and the present building was built and completed in 1894.

The current St. Patrick's is built of stone. The building is of Gothic revival style with arched windows and a high tower. The church is a contributing building in the Cairo Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 01/01/1838

Date of building construction: 01/01/1894

Dominant Architectural Style: Gothic revival

Diocese: Beleville, Illinois

901 Washington
Cairo, Illinois United States

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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