St. Benedict - Terre Haute, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 39° 27.914 W 087° 24.266
16S E 465210 N 4368483
Quick Description: An active church in downtown Terre Haute formed from German-speaking immigrants in 1864.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 1/3/2009 2:46:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM5GBT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 6

Long Description:
Based on information from the church website. Departing from the German Gothic tradition, St. Benedict's church features a Romanesque design with two large towers with distinctive cupolas rising 125 feet. The original dome featured a huge statue of St. Michael the Archangel, protector of the Church. Alas, in July 1930, a fire destroyed the church to just its walls. Due to the hard economic times, the rebuilt structure eliminated the dome and less lavish interior decorations. It continues to this day with an active congregation and parocial school.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of organization: 10/01/1864

Date of building construction: 10/04/1896

Dominant Architectural Style: Romanesque

Archdiocese: Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Diocese: Terre Haute

111 South Ninth St.
Terre Haute, IN USA

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

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