Historic Saint Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church - Iowa City, Iowa

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Added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 8, 1980. In 1867 construction began on the present church building. According to historical records, it was built over the church founded by Father Mazzuchelli, which was later dismantled. The "new" church was dedicated on August 15, 1869, under the title of Saint Mary of the Visitation. The cost of the building was $75,000.

Father William Emonds, who was pastor during the time when the church was built, had purchased the ornate high altar which contained the beautiful painting of the visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. Hence the name change to Saint Mary of the Visitation. Father (Msgr.) A.J.Schulte, who succeeded Father Emonds as pastor, referred to the church as Saint Mary of the Assumption. The fact remains, however, that the church was consecrated as Saint Mary of the Visitation. This is attested to by the local newspaper, which covered the story of the dedication of Saint Mary of the Visitation Church. Also, the largest bell in our seventeen bell carillon is inscribed with the words (in Latin) Saint Mary of the Visitation. http://www.icstmary.org/history.php

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Comments (20)

Alireza Javaheri on March 21, 2013
  • Very good shot , very nice picture !
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KingHawkFan on March 21, 2013

Alireza Javaheri I appreciate you taking time to view my gallery. Very glad you enjoy. Many thanks for your kind comment and L1. Best wishes, Dave.

pedro car on March 21, 2013

Excellent photo !!!

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Greetings

KingHawkFan on March 21, 2013

pedro011 I appreciate you visiting my gallery. Very glad you enjoy this shot. Many thanks for your kind comment and L2. Best wishes, Dave.

Corey Coyle on March 21, 2013

Thank You Very Much for taking a picture of Saint Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church Iowa City, IA.

A Very Highly Like and Favorite!!

Corey Coyle

KingHawkFan on March 21, 2013

Corey its a majestic church. Beautiful rectory too, was way too cold to get a picture of that. Many thanks for the comment and L3&F1. Best wishes, Dave.

senmax on March 21, 2013

Very nice photo. YSL.

Paulo Yuji Takarada on March 22, 2013

É uma visão espetacular da Igreja, parabéns pelo precioso registro. F3 Saudações e tenha um excelente fim de semana, de Dourados - Mato Grosso do Sul - Brasil

KingHawkFan on March 22, 2013

senmax & Paulo Yuji Takarada I appreciate you taking time to visit my gallery. I am pleased you enjoy this shot. Many thanks for your kind comment and L4&F3. Best wishes, Dave.

KingHawkFan on March 22, 2013

pistula I appreciate you viewing my gallery again. Many thanks for the F4. Best wishes, Dave.

Andrei Matusov on March 24, 2013

Excellent photo of architecture!

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KingHawkFan on March 24, 2013

Клевый у меня ник? I appreciate you viewing my gallery again. Glad you enjoy this shot. Many thanks for your kind comment and L5. Best wishes, Dave.

Guizel J.c on March 25, 2013

Excellent composition

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cheers-J.c

KingHawkFan on March 25, 2013

JC I appreciate your views very much. Glad you enjoy this old church shot. Many thanks for your kind comment and L6&F5. Best wishes, Dave.

Andreas Heimann on March 28, 2013

Eine klasse Aufnahme...Like 7

Lg Brille

KingHawkFan on March 28, 2013

Brille I appreciate you taking the time to view my photos. I am pleased you enjoy this shot. Many thanks for your kind comment and L7. Best wishes, Dave.

OPAPAYA on April 11, 2013

LIKE 9

KingHawkFan on April 11, 2013

OPAPAYA many thanks for your visit and L9. Best wishes, Dave.

nunila77 on April 20, 2013

Preciosa toma de esta iglesia católica. LIKE. Feliz domingo. Saludos desde Madrid

KingHawkFan on April 21, 2013

nunila77 I am very glad you enjoy this shot. Many thanks for your visit, kind comment and L10. Best wishes, Dave.

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