Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Wichita

#23 of 58 in Historic Sites in Kansas
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, also known as St. Mary's Cathedral, is a Catholic cathedral in Wichita, Kansas, United States. It is the seat of the Diocese of Wichita.

The first Catholic church was constructed in Wichita in 1872. The cathedral parish was founded in 1887. The present cathedral church was begun in 1906 and it was consecrated on September 19, 1912. It was designed by Emmanuel Louis Masqueray. Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore dedicated the church in the presence of 30 other Catholic bishops. Archbishop John J. Glennon of St. Louis delivered the sermon. The cathedral was built at a cost of $220,000. The building was constructed of Bedford stone. It measures 169 feet (52 m) long and 100 feet (30 m) wide at the transepts. The dome is 135 feet (41 m) feet from the ground. The bronze doors, which were designed and created Domus Dei of Italy, were installed in 1997.
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  • This is an amazing building to see with any walk in old town areas of Wichita. The different spires and artwork is intricate.  more »
  • We didn't have time to stop and go inside this Cathedral. The architecture from the outside is wonderful. We wish we had the time to go inside. It was constructed in 1857. At one time there were...  more »
  • The Catholic Church came to the Wichita area early on. This church has the look of old style cathedral, it has been updated in the last few years mostly inside. New pews and lots of painted details of pictures and alters. Take note of the large heavy doors as you enter the front doors, they are huge but swing with ease. Open most all of the time.
  • Good feeling and nice people ,my opinion people ain't snobby the people are friendly and very nice and loving wonderful place to bring your family and worship God ,and plus we ain't suppose to worry about how the people treat us you supposed to go to church to worship God and serve God and love people and because you love God and thankful and grateful to God and our Lord and savior Jesus Christ for forgiven our sins and cause we love being his children Not to have praise from people

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