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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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In Denver, Colorado, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is located at the corner of Colfax and Logan, just across from Denver's state capitol.

The cathedral is Denver's finest example of French Gothic architecture. It is constructed of Indiana limestone over brick with a foundation of granite from Gunnison, Colorado. The seventy-five stained glass windows came from the F.X. Zetter's Royal Bavarian Institute of Munich. The total cost to build the Cathedral was approximately $500,000. Key dates for the cathedral include:

  • 1906: Construction began
  • 1911: The twin 210-foot spires were capped
  • August 7, 1912: A bolt of lightning struck the west tower and knocked off the top twenty five feet; the spire was repaired before dedication.
  • October 27, 1912: The Cathedral was dedicated
  • August 13 and 14, 1993: His Holiness Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass at the Cathedral as part of the World Youth Day celebration held in Denver that year.