Precious Blood Cathedral

Precious Blood Cathedral (HM201M)

Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 2B1 Algoma District
Country: Canada
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N 46° 30.434', W 84° 19.57'

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This church was constructed in 1875 and dedicated in 1876 as the Parish Church of The Sacred Heart by Bishop Jean-Francois Jamot. It replaced a wooden building constructed in 1846 which had served as a Jesuit missionary post for this region. Built of local red-gray sandstone, it was designed in the Gothic Revival style with a single nave, tall lancet windows, and an imposing tower and slate roof. In 1901 transepts were added and in 1930 a new vestry was built. Both additions adhere to the original style. The Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie was created by the Holy See in 1904 and this church was selected as the Diocesan Cathedral. It was renamed the Cathedral of the Precious Blood in 1936.
HM NumberHM201M
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 705137 N 5153880
Decimal Degrees46.50723333, -84.32616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 30.434', W 84° 19.57'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 30' 26.04" N, 84° 19' 34.2" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 762 Queen St E, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario P6A 2B1, CA
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