Old Cathedral Complex

Also known as: St. Francis Xavier Church
205 Church St., Vincennes, Indiana

The Greek Revival "Old Cathedral" is the key building in the district


Overview Looking South

Old Cathedral is on the right, to the left is the old library and rectory. There are officially five buildings in the district but a sixth building has been restored since the NRHP listing. The old library was replaced by a new library in 1968 and is now the Christian Life Center.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning November 2016



National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 17, 1976
Reference number
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; Church school; Church related residence
Current functions
Religious structure; Church school; Church related residence
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1826; 1840; 1911
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 5

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2018: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • November 19, 2017: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos