Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Wichita, Kansas)

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Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Wichita, Kansas) is located in Kansas
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Wichita, Kansas)
37°41′34.84″N 97°20′7.35″W / 37.6930111°N 97.3353750°W / 37.6930111; -97.3353750
Location 430 N. Broadway St.
Wichita, Kansas
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic
Founded 1887
Dedication Immaculate Conception
Status Cathedral
Architect(s) Emmanuel Louis Masqueray
Style Renaissance Revival
Groundbreaking 1906
Completed 1912
Construction cost $220,000
Length 169 feet (52 m)[1]
Width 100 feet (30 m)
Number of domes 1
Dome height (outer) 135 feet (41 m)
Materials Bedford stone
Diocese Wichita
Bishop(s) Most Rev. Carl A. Kemme
Rector Rev. John Sherlock

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, also known as St. Mary’s Cathedral, is a Catholic cathedral in Wichita, Kansas, United States. It is the seat of the Diocese of Wichita.[2]

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.[3] It was designed by Emmanuel Louis Masqueray.[4] Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore dedicated the church in the presence of 30 other Catholic bishops.[5] Archbishop John J. Glennon of St. Louis delivered the sermon. The cathedral was built at a cost of $220,000.[1] 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.


  1. ^ a b "Dedication at Wichita". Emporia Gazette. 1912-09-12. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Wichita, Kansas". Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  3. ^ "Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception". Kansas Travel. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  4. ^ "Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception". Emporis. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 
  5. ^ "Exterior of Cathedral". Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Retrieved 2013-07-22. 

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Coordinates: 37°41′35″N 97°20′07″W / 37.693010°N 97.335375°W / 37.693010; -97.335375 (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Wichita)