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Just off US 63 as it passes through Lourdes one will easily see the tall spire of the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception (1901). The design of the church is that of a Gothic church loosely derived from small medieval French examples. It has an entrance tower and a steeply pitched gable roof. The rusticated limestone base of the church supports the brick walls, which are accentuated by stone detailing. The quality of the geometric and pictorial designs of the many stained glass windows is impressive.

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Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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