Immaculate Conception Catholic Church - Danville, Kansas
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, in Danville, Kansas was constructed from 1904 to 1907. The Gothic-Romanesque church replaced the original St. Rose of Lima church which had been built in 1887. A new pastor, Father P. J. Maloney, had been appointed to the parish in 1902 and the congration had quickly grown, requiring a larger church. The new church building was dedicated on November 21, 1907.
As the local population shrank in more recent times, Immaculate Conception was merged with catholic churches in the communities of Harper and Anthony to create the St. Joan of Arc parish. There is a weekday mass at 5:30PM on Mondays in Danville. Weekend masses rotate betwen the three churches. Call to confirm when they are held at Immaculate Conception.
At the time of its construction, Immaculate Conception was styled the "Gem of the Prairies." The cross topped tower is 126' tall and stands above a 55' by 116' brick structure. The stained glass windows were created by the Ford Brothers Flass Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Much of the information above comes from the 1990 certification of the church on the Register of Historic Kansas Places.
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