St. Ambrose Cathedral
St. Ambrose Cathedral is a historic Catholic church built in 1891. It is a fine example of Romanesque Revival architecture and features a tower that stands 120 feet tall. Designed by architect James Egan, the church is the third building for the St. Ambrose congregation, which was the first Catholic congregation in the city. The building also features stained glass windows depicting the arrival of Catholicism in Iowa and in the U.S.; this is unusual for Catholic Church as stained glass windows typically portray biblical themes. The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Backstory and Context
Mitchell, Muffy. "St. Ambrose Cathedral & Rectory." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. March 30, 1979. http://www.saintambrosecathedral.org/history-of-cathedral
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