Thursday, February 26, 2009
More local history...
In keeping with the theme of historic buildings, this is the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The outer walls of St. John’s are of sandstone from the Tablerock quarry on the eastern edge of Boise.
The cornerstone was laid in 1906 when they began construction; the church was built as a cruciform. The completed cathedral was dedicated in 1921. Below is a drawing of St. John's found online.
Every July, the mass of Saint Ignatius is held during the Basque festival. As part of the ritual, the statue of St. Ignatius is carried down the street in a procession to St. John’s. The mass is performed in Basque and features the Bihozetik Basque choir and the Oinkari Basque Dancers.