Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral

1115 W Riverside Avenue, Spokane, WA

Italian Romanesque Revival cathedral built between 1903 and 1908

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Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 2009

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Description 

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

Sources 

  • Richard Doody