Cathedral of St. James (South Bend, Indiana)

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Cathedral of St. James and Parish Hall
St. James Cathedral in South Bend.jpg
Cathedral of St. James (South Bend, Indiana) is located in Indiana
Cathedral of St. James (South Bend, Indiana)
Cathedral of St. James (South Bend, Indiana) is located in the United States
Cathedral of St. James (South Bend, Indiana)
Location115 and 117 N. Lafayette Boulevard
South Bend, Indiana
Coordinates41°40′37″N 86°15′14″W / 41.67694°N 86.25389°W / 41.67694; -86.25389Coordinates: 41°40′37″N 86°15′14″W / 41.67694°N 86.25389°W / 41.67694; -86.25389
Arealess than one acre
Built1894 (1894)
ArchitectAustin & Parker
Architectural styleGothic Revival
MPSDowntown South Bend Historic MRA
NRHP reference #85001205[1]
Added to NRHPJune 5, 1985

The Cathedral of St. James is an Episcopal cathedral in South Bend, Indiana, United States. It is the seat of the Diocese of Northern Indiana. The cathedral church and the adjoining parish hall were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


St. James parish was established in 1868 and was the first Episcopal congregation on the city.[2] The present church building was designed by the architectural firm of Austin & Parker in the Gothic Revival style. It was completed in 1894.[1] The parish hall was completed in 1920.[3]:29

Initially, the parish was part of the Diocese of Indiana and became a part of the Diocese of Michigan City when Indiana was split by the 1898 General Convention.[4] Trinity Church in Michigan City was chosen as the diocesan cathedral at the first diocesan convention on April 25, 1899. It served that purpose until November 4, 1917 when it ceased being a cathedral. The name of the diocese was changed to the Diocese of Northern Indiana on May 20, 1919. St. James Church became the diocesan cathedral on January 30, 1957.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "History". Cathedral Church of St. Paul. Archived from the original on 2013-12-08. Retrieved 2013-12-28.
  3. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-06-01. Note: This includes Elizabeth A. Straw and Karen Kiemnec (January 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Downtown South Bend Historic MRA" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-06-01..
  4. ^ a b "Northern Indiana, Diocese of". Episcopal Church. Retrieved 2013-12-28.

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