Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral

1115 W Riverside Avenue, Spokane, WA

Italian Romanesque Revival cathedral built between 1903 and 1908


Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 2009



Our Lady of Lourdes was built as a parish church. The cornerstone for the building was laid in 1903 and construction completed five years later. The Diocese of Spokane was established by Pope Pius X on December 17, 1913 and Our Lady of Lourdes was named the diocesan cathedral.

The cathedral was designed in the Italian Romanesque Revival style by the firm of Julian & Williams. The exterior of the structure is faced with red brick accented with granite. The facade is framed by two square towers that reach a height of 164'.

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2018: Added by Richard Doody


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