Immaculate Conception Church and School (Omaha, Nebraska)

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Immaculate Conception Church and School
Immaculate Conception Church Omaha from E 1.JPG
Immaculate Conception Church, seen from the east
Immaculate Conception Church and School (Omaha, Nebraska) is located in Nebraska
Immaculate Conception Church and School (Omaha, Nebraska)
Location 2708–2716 S. 24th St., Omaha, Nebraska
Coordinates 41°14′1″N 95°56′51″W / 41.23361°N 95.94750°W / 41.23361; -95.94750Coordinates: 41°14′1″N 95°56′51″W / 41.23361°N 95.94750°W / 41.23361; -95.94750
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1912
Architect Jacob M. Nachtigall
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 98000390[1]
Added to NRHP May 6, 1998

The Immaculate Conception Church and School are located at 2708 South 24th Street in the South Omaha area of Omaha, Nebraska. The 1926 church and its former school building, built in 1912,[2] were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1] Both buildings were designed by Omaha architect Jacob M. Nachtigall.[2]

Church history[edit]

Immaculate Conception Parish is a parish of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Immaculate Conception Parish was founded in 1898 and incorporated in 1900. Traditionally the home congregation for many Polish Catholics in Omaha, the present church was built in 1926 and dedicated on July 31, 1927. In August, 2007, Archbishop Elden Curtiss entrusted the care of the parish to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter to provide the Mass and Sacraments in the Traditional Rites of the Catholic Church to any who so desire them. The first Traditional Latin Mass in over 40 years was offered on Sunday, August 26, 2007. A personal parish dedicated to the Traditional Latin Mass is encouraged by Pope Benedict XVI in his 2007 Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum on the Latin Mass.

Other buildings on the property[edit]

Immaculate Conception School is located next door at 2716 South 24th Street in south Omaha, Nebraska. The school was sold by the church to private property management firm Guardian Real Estate in the mid-1990s and is now a low-income apartment building.

Still owned by the parish is the I.C.C. Recreation Center, built in 1954 and located west of the Church. The center houses a wood-floor gymnasium with stage and kitchen (serving as the parish hall), a rentable party room and the I.C.C. Bowlatorium, one of the last church-owned and operated bowling alleys left in the U.S. The Bowlatorium is open for leagues, open bowling and party rentals.

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