Cathedral of Mary Immaculate - Nelson, BC
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N 49° 29.333 W 117° 17.478
11U E 478902 N 5481845
Quick Description: At 813 Ward Street, this cathedral is just three blocks uphill, above downtown Nelson.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/18/2013 3:15:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMHK78
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Photo taken from across the intersection of Ward and Mill Streets, looking northeast. The original photo is from the 1930s.

Built in 1898 and 1899, the building was a Roman Catholic Church until the creation of the Diocese of Nelson in 1936, at which time it attained Cathedral status. With its six two storey columns across the front and other features it is a wonderful example of Roman Classic architecture. A very interesting and amazing feature of this cathedral is the fact that it is constructed entirely of wood, made to appear as masonry. Its foundation and cornerstone, however, are masonry.

The cathedral was designed by George Dillon Curtis. The cornerstone was laid on 9 October 1898. Work was completed a year later when Father N. Coccola formally dedicated the church on 22 October 1899.

The Cathedral occupies Number 25 on the City of Nelson's 2011 Heritage Register.

Year photo was taken: 1930

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