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Sacred Heart Cathedral

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1912, Robert Willison and Montana S. Fallis. 1025 N. Grand Ave. (southwest corner of 11th St.) (NR)
  • (Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

A soaring corner spire rises above this cruciform church with two square towers flanking the triple arched entry beneath a large rose window. The French Gothic Revival edifice, designed by Denver architects, is speckled blond brick with terracotta trim, a red tile roof, and a foundation of Turkey Creek sandstone. The strong vertical emphasis of Gothic architecture is articulated here by crosses, pinnacles, a steep-pitched roof, and pointed arches, as well as the octagonal spire. The stained glass windows were designed and crafted by the Emil Frei Studio in St. Louis. The church became a cathedral in 1942 when the Diocese of Colorado was divided and Pueblo became the seat for the Diocese of Southern Colorado. The cathedral received a major remodeling and renovation in 1989 that added a fine, glassy south pavilion.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Sacred Heart Cathedral", [Pueblo, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 318-318.

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