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Historical Old Catholic Cathedral, Library and Rectory, Vincennes, Indiana
Historical Old Catholic Cathedral, Library and Rectory, Vincennes, Indiana
TitleHistorical Old Catholic Cathedral, Library and Rectory, Vincennes, Indiana
Digitized Materialcolor postcard
Coverage-SpatialVincennes, Indiana
SubjectLibrary buildings Indiana
DescriptionOn Front: HISTORIC OLD CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL, LIBRARY AND RECTORY, VINCENNES, IND. THE LIBRARY CONTAINS SOME OF THE OLDEST BOOKS AND RELICS IN THE COUNTRY ;On Back: THE OLD CATHEDRAL--St. Francis Xavier Church was founded in 1702. The present stately old Cathedral is the third church on this site and was projected in 1825, the corner stone being laid with elaborate ceremony in 1826. Its two predecessors for worship were built of logs, the first of which Indian converts assisted in erecting. Thirty-nine pastors have served this church during these many years. Seven of these have attained high positions in the church , six as bishops and one as arch-bishop. The four first bishops of the diocese of Vincennes are buried in the crypt of the present church. The diocese is now known as ""Indianapolis."" The library contains some of the oldest books and rarest manuscripts in this section of the country.
Creator-CorporateA. A. Arnold
Creator-ContactsVincennes, Indiana
PublisherALA Archives - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ThemeLibrary Postcards
Techniqueartist rendering
Inclusive Dates1895-
Work Dimensions-Measurement14.2 x 8.9 cm.
Resource IdentifierALA0000705
Date Created2010-07-14
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Archives
CollectionSjoerd Koopman Library Postcard Collection
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