St. Joseph's Church Steeple - Liebenthal, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 38° 39.232 W 099° 19.124
14S E 472266 N 4278415
Quick Description: St. Joseph's Church, built from 1902-1905, is a beautiful stone church with a tall bell tower and steeple located in Liebenthal, a small town in west-central Kansas, USA.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 9/30/2011 5:15:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMCPM5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member sailor_dave
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Long Description:
"At first, church services for Liebenthal residents were held in homes or in the open air (weather permitting) whenever an itinerant priest would visit the village. The first Roman Catholic church was completed in October 1878. The complete church measured 48x28 feet, with a sacristy of 15x15 feet on the west side, all of native stone. In the fall of 1889, a parish house was erected and in the year 1897 the first parochial school, measuring 60x30 feet, was built.

By the early 1900s, a larger church building was needed. From 1902 until 1905, the members of the parish worked to complete the present native stone church. It was designed by V. Klutho of St. Louis and dedicated on 28 May 1905. The first church was then used as a school. Twice, fire destroyed all of the wood sections and the roof of the cathedral. It was rebuilt and rededicated in 1921 and 1961 but the interior walls and the altar are no longer as ornately fine as before the last fire. Located near the church are the rectory and parochial school, both constructed of native stone quarried near the community."

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Location of the Steeple:
202 Main Street
Liebenthal, KS USA

Approximate Date of Construction: 1902-1905

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