Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Diocese of Burlington Vermont.

The Diocese of Burlington Vermont is one of only three American dioceses that make use of a co-cathedral. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, together with St. Joseph’s Cathedral are the seat of the bishops of Vermont.

After a devastating fire in 1972 destroyed the original historic cathedral and Rectory in downtown Burlington, the diocese of Burlington chose to construct a new, modern cathedral on the same site to serve Vermont’s Roman Catholic population. After reviewing a number of proposals for the design of the new cathedral, the diocese selected the team of New York architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and Vermont landscape architect Dan Kiley.

The Cathedral was Completed in 1977.