Maria Santissima Immacolata di Lourdes / Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church

Maria Santissima Immacolata di Lourdes / Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church (HM2041)

Location: Iron Mountain, MI 49801 Dickinson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 49.959', W 88° 3.34'

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Maria Santissima Immacolata di Lourdes
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Italian immigrants came to Iron Mountain to work in the iron mines. In 1890, Italian Catholics from the community's north side organized what was popularly known as "the Italian Church." That year they built a frame church near this site. The church burned in 1893 and was rebuilt. In April 1902, Father G. Pietro Sinopoli arrived here. Within two months he formed a church building committee. Four thousand dollars was raised and in June Father Sinopoli began excavating the foundation. The church was completed in December and dedicated to Mary Immaculate of Lourdes on January 1, 1903.
Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Church

This church reflects the heritage and building techniques of the Italian immigrants who erected it. The church, with its bell tower fashioned after a campanile, is strikingly reminiscent of Renaissance parish churches in Italy. Father G. Pietro Sinopoli, the parish priest, is thought to have designed the building. Masons and volunteers hauled sandstone from a quarry one mile south of here to build the exterior walls. The Menominee Stained Glass Works created at least three of the windows, including the choir loft window designed by Father Sinopoli. The church was listed on the National
Register of Historic Places in 1990.
HM NumberHM2041
Year Placed1990
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 418011 N 5075995
Decimal Degrees45.83265000, -88.05566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 49.959', W 88° 3.34'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 49' 57.54" N, 88° 3' 20.4" W
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Area Code(s)906
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-598 Blaine St, Iron Mountain MI 49801, US
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