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A magnificent old church, with interesting architectural features

The current building was constructed in 1851, at the site of its two preceding churches. A tall... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2018
Gabriel H
Bellaire, Texas
Beautiful Architecture in Historic Church

Our nephew recently got married in this beautiful historic Catholic Church. The English Gothic... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
David K
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

The current building was constructed in 1851, at the site of its two preceding churches. A tall spire was added in 1900, was destroyed by fire and replaced by the current steeple in 1912. A few additions took place during the 20th century and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Our nephew recently got married in this beautiful historic Catholic Church. The English Gothic architectural style church overlooks the Mississippi River. The church was built in 1853 (actually rebuilt after a tornado destroyed the first church). Also has beautiful cut glass windows.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This church was consecrated twice. First in 1851, lost to a tornado and them rebuilt and consecrated again in 1853. Built in English Gothic. Put on the choping block in 1976, when a new church was built, a group sought to save it. In 1977,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ranles76
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We visited the St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau and loved the architecture. The Church was built in 1853 and is a beautiful Red Brick building. The inside of the church is so beautiful with the tall ceiling. We had a good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank grandslamhomer
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Old St Vincent's Church was part of a tour of Cape Girardeau offered by American Queen Steamboat Company. An older native stone church was built on the site overlooking the Mississippi River in 1838 by a Vincentian priest to replace a temporary church in a...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank practans
Reviewed 5 November 2016

A beautiful old church, located on the riverfront, has been carefully and lovingly restored. Come for Mass and enjoy the friendly parishioners and the beautiful Tudor Gothic architecture. A real gem in Cape Girardeau.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank cgreen1121
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This prominent church in Cape Girardeau was contracted around 1850 - an attractive exterior hides an even more attractive interior. Light and airy, with interesting relatively modern decoration. Well worth a visit if you are nearby.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Old St. Vincent's Church is a stately landmark within easy walking distance of the Mississippi River and Old Downtown Cape historic district. Many beautiful older buildings are located on Main Street as well.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Butterflydays
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Old St Vincent's is a beautiful old Tudor Gothic church on the riverfront. The first Catholic Church in the city, it is now a chapel of ease and Mass is celebrated on Sunday at 10 am. Father Joseph Kelly, the celebrant of the Mass I...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank CW G
Reviewed 23 November 2015

As the name implies, it's an old Catholic church near the old down town district of Cape Girardeau. It's also a short walk from the Mississippi River. It's beautiful both on the inside and out. Worth the time to stop and see.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank billkinjapan
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