Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Wichita, Kansas)
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|Location||430 N. Broadway St.
|Architect(s)||Emmanuel Louis Masqueray|
|Length||169 feet (52 m)|
|Width||100 feet (30 m)|
|Number of domes||1|
|Dome height (outer)||135 feet (41 m)|
|Bishop(s)||Most Rev. Carl A. Kemme|
|Rector||Rev. John Sherlock|
The first Catholic church was constructed in Wichita in 1872. The cathedral parish was founded in 1887. The present cathedral church was begun in 1906 and it was consecrated on September 19, 1912. It was designed by Emmanuel Louis Masqueray. Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore dedicated the church in the presence of 30 other Catholic bishops. Archbishop John J. Glennon of St. Louis delivered the sermon. The cathedral was built at a cost of $220,000. The building was constructed of Bedford stone. It measures 169 feet (52 m) long and 100 feet (30 m) wide at the transepts. The dome is 135 feet (41 m) feet from the ground. The bronze doors, which were designed and created Domus Dei of Italy, were installed in 1997.
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