Our Lady, Queen of Heaven Church

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Our Lady, Queen of Heaven Church
Photograph of Our Lady, Queen of Heaven Church, a small, one-story, stone church surmounted by a bell and wooden cross
Our Lady, Queen of Heaven Church in 2015
Our Lady, Queen of Heaven Church is located in Idaho
Our Lady, Queen of Heaven Church
Our Lady, Queen of Heaven Church is located in the United States
Our Lady, Queen of Heaven Church
LocationOreana Loop Road
Oreana, Idaho
Coordinates43°02′25″N 116°23′41″W / 43.040287°N 116.394637°W / 43.040287; -116.394637Coordinates: 43°02′25″N 116°23′41″W / 43.040287°N 116.394637°W / 43.040287; -116.394637
Arealess than one acre
Built1883 (1883)
NRHP reference #80001333[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 28, 1980

Our Lady, Queen of Heaven Church is a Roman Catholic church in Oreana, Idaho. The church was built c. 1883 and originally served as Oreana's general store.

Description[edit]

When the building was constructed, it was part of a corner which included Oreana's saloon, hotel, and school; the general store building is the only surviving structure from this set. The lava rock building features a false front and a wooden cornice atop its parapet roofline. In addition to serving as a general store, the building also house Oreana's first post office, which opened in 1885. In 1961, the building was renovated to become a Catholic church; the renovation project added a number of Gothic features but left the building's overall design intact.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 28, 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Jennifer Eastman Attebery (September 20, 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Our Lady, Queen of Heaven Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved December 28, 2013.

External links[edit]

  • [1] St. Paul's Catholic Church and School for expanded history