Basilica of St. James Catholic Church

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Basilica of St. James Catholic Church ,
622 First Ave. S.,
Jamestown, ND 58401
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St. James Basilica is a parish church in the Diocese of Fargo as well as a minor basilica located in Jamestown, North Dakota, United States. A previous church building, completed in 1882, served briefly as a cathedral in the 19th century. The present church building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 as St. James Catholic Church, and it was elevated to a minor basilica in 1988.

The basilica is a cross-shaped structure that measures 140 by 50 feet (43 by 15 m) and 70 feet (21 m) at the transept. The building itself is 42 feet (13 m) high and the twin towers that flank the main façade are 125 feet (38 m). The spires on the towers are capped with 23 carat gold-leaf crosses. The foundation is rock faced, trimmed granite. The exterior walls are covered in Hebron brick and they are trimmed in Bedford stone. The seating capacity of the church is 650 with another 100 able to fit in the choir loft. The stained glass windows that depict scenes from the life of Christ were installed by the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company in 1918.

It is one of only 92 minor basilicas in the United States.
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All Features

  • Accessibility
    • Accessible Entrance,
    • Passenger Drop-off/Pick-up,
    • Paved,
    • Wheelchair-accessible,
    • Wheelchair-accessible Elevator,
    • Wheelchair-accessible Parking,
    • Wheelchair-accessible Restrooms,
    • Wheelchair-accessible Seating
  • Availability
    • Open Year 'Round,
    • By Appointment Only
  • General Information
    • Family-Friendly,
    • Free Admission
  • Location
    • Historic District
  • Parking
    • Bus/Motorcoach Parking On Site,
    • Parking Lot
  • Group & Meeting Information
    • Accommodates Tour Groups,
    • Advance Reservations Required for Groups

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Basilica of St. James Catholic Church

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