St. Teresa Catholic Church - Hutchinson, Kansas
Although the parish of St. Teresa Catholic Church in Hutchinson, Kansas has been in existence since 1872, the ground breaking for the present building took place on May 10, 1910 and it was dedicated on May 21, 1911. 1,500 people attended the dedication while another 1,000 waited outside. The completed and furnished church cost $51,000, including $1,000 for the high altar and $900 for the Stations of the Cross. The previous, wooden church building was purchased by the Calvary United Brethren Church and moved to 502 West Avenue A in Hutchinson.
The red brick Romanesque Revival church was designed by Emanuel L. Masqueray with a red tile roof and two square towers. The eastern tower stands 70' high and the western tower is 115' high. The church itself is 138' north to south by 48' east to west.
St. Teresa was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
The original altar was replaced in 1914 by this Del Prado altar with white carrafo marble from Italy, golden yellow
marble from Mexico and gray from Vermont. The main part is a composition of marble dust called Seaglioli.
This altar required widening of the chancel and reinforcing the floor.
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