Destination of the Day: Church of the Holy Family

Church of the Holy Family; Cahokia, IL

Church of the Holy Family; Cahokia, IL

One of the oldest Catholic parishes in the country, the Church of the Holy Family in Cahokia, Illinois was established in 1699. The older church was built in 1799 and is a great example of French colonial post-on sill construction. The ceiling is supported by a single, 85-foot long log. Even though a more modern church was built next door, the old church is still being used for special events and Latin mass.

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By |2016-10-21T15:28:30+00:00July 23rd, 2013|Destination of the Day|0 Comments

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Dean Klinkenberg, the Mississippi Valley Traveler, is on a mission to explore the rich history, diverse cultures, and varied ecosystems of the Mississippi River Valley, from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. He is the author of Rock Island Lines, a mystery, and several guidebooks for the Mississippi Valley.

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