| United States|
William F. Kurke
| Roman Catholic|
August 30, 1945
| 519 Raymond Street
Bismarck, North Dakota|
519 Raymond St, Bismarck, ND 58501, USA
Roman Catholic Diocese of Bismarck
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The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit is a cathedral of the Catholic Church located in Bismarck, North Dakota. It is the seat of the Diocese of Bismarck.
Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (Bismarck, North Dakota) Wikipedia
The cathedral was the dream of the first bishop of Bismarck, Vincent Wehrle, O.S.B., who had a special devotion to the Holy Spirit and wanted the church to also serve as a shrine to the Holy Spirit. He brought the property in 1917 and hired Milwaukee architect Anton Dohman in 1921 to design the cathedral. He provided two different designs, the first was similar to the church at Assumption Abbey in Richardton, North Dakota. The Great Depression prevented the construction of the church until 1941.
Bismarck's second bishop, Vincent Ryan, hired Fargo architect William F. Kurke, who had helped design the North Dakota Capitol building, to design the new cathedral. His design was similar to Dohman's second design. The ground breaking for the Art Deco style building was begun in September 1941. The building is composed of monolithic concrete, and is believed to be the only Art Deco-style cathedral in the United States. The church opened in August 1945, but its interior decoration and some of its furnishings were added in later years. A renovation from 1992 to 1993 added a gathering space.