St. John's Cathedral (Lafayette, Louisiana)

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St. John's Cathedral
Front of the church
St. John's Cathedral (Lafayette, Louisiana) is located in Louisiana
St. John's Cathedral (Lafayette, Louisiana)
Location St. John St., Lafayette, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°13′21″N 92°1′26″W / 30.22250°N 92.02389°W / 30.22250; -92.02389Coordinates: 30°13′21″N 92°1′26″W / 30.22250°N 92.02389°W / 30.22250; -92.02389
Area less than one acre
Built 1916
Architect Cousin
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Roman Catholic Church
NRHP Reference # 79001067[1]
Added to NRHP July 27, 1979

The Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, originally called l'Église St-Jean du Vermilion, is a historic Roman Catholic cathedral. It was the first church in the Lafayette Parish, founded in 1821 on property donated by Jean Mouton.[2] This structure was completed in 1916 in the Romanesque Revival style.[1]

The Cathedral features a museum with memorabilia and exhibits about the history of the Cathedral and the parish.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. "Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist Historical Marker". 

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