Construction of the Basilica

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Title

Construction of the Basilica

Description

Cardinal Gibbons blessed the foundation stone of the Shrine on September 23, 1920 with over 10,000 people gathered to watch. However, after completion of the Crypt Church in 1926, construction halted until 1953 due to the Great Depression and World War II. Dedication of the upper church took place in 1959.

Date

ca. 1950's

Citation

“Construction of the Basilica,” Digital Exhibits, accessed June 20, 2024, https://cuexhibits.wrlc.org/items/show/605.

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