St. James Cathedral; Also known as St. James Church - Vancouver, Washington
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 45° 37.814 W 122° 40.394
10T E 525470 N 5053017
Quick Description: St. James Parish was established in 1838--part of the Quebec Mission for Hudson Bay Company. In 1850, it was the Cathedral of the Nesqually Diocese of Washington. The present Gothic style church was built in 1884.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2007 10:14:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM1MWQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 123

Long Description:
On the afternoon of April 30, 2006, I took photographs at St. James Church in downtown Vancouver, Washington. I went inside and was overwhelmed by the beautiful music. A young woman and man were singing Vietnamese songs in the choir loft which soared throughout the church.

St. James Parish was established in 1838--part of the Quebec Mission for Hudson Bay Company. In 1850, it was the Cathedral of the Nesqually Diocese of Washington. The present Gothic style church was built in 1884. In 1907, the diocese transferred to Seattle, Washington. The graves under the church were removed to Seattle.

The architect/builder was Donald McKay and Mother Joseph. The bricks were made by the Hidden Brick Company of Vancouver, Washington.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 01/01/1884

Dominant Architectural Style: Gothic

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Historic Bell in Garden

Diocese: Seattle

Address/Location:
204 W. 12th Street
Vancouver, Washington USA
98660


Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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