Hand drawn digital Illustration of the historic Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. You will receive a professionally printed 8x10 print of the original artwork.
The original church on what is now Cathedral Square was St. Mary's church (separate to the present-day St. Mary church in Fort Wayne), opened between 1834 and 1835. In 1840, Rev. Louis Mueller began construction on a new church, the Cathedral of St. Augustine. St. Augustine's served as the church until a fire destroyed it in 1859. In 1859–1860, Rev. Julian Benoit erected a third church and named it the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in honor of the Blessed Virgin.:3 The Cathedral building still stands today, maintained through various renovations over the decades, the most recent by Schenkel and Sons, Inc.