Saturday, June 21, 2014

InSPIREd Sunday - Crookston, MN

This is the original Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston, Minnesota. It is unusual in that it has three spires for a neo-Gothic church since most only have two. It was built in 1912 by Bert Keck.

It is no longer in use as a church, having been replaced by a newer (and less impressive, IMO) cathedral in 1990. It was given to a homeless shelter which used it for additional space. Today, it looks totally unoccupied and plans are to turn the former church into a performing arts space.

Former Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception - Crookston, MN

Across the street and up a few doors is another former church. I couldn't find much information on it.

Former First Methodist Church

Hopefully I will be able to join the link up this weekend at InSPIREd Sunday - a weekly meme sharing religious architecture.


  1. from 3 spires to none. hope they can refurb the empty one!

  2. i hope they will get it back into working order. it is such a beauty. those bones. great bones. ( :

  3. Seems your blighted with the same as we have here, churches being used less and falling into diuse then ending up being sold off. Sad way for a church to go

  4. Let's hope the buildings are retained and reused!

  5. Beautiful old building ... too pretty to be abandoned. Sure hope the Arts Center works out.

  6. It is beautiful! I'm glad somebody is going to re-purpose it before it deteriorates any further.


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