Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Saint Michael's Catholic Church at Kimeo, Washington County, Kansas

On Saint Patrick's Day here are photos of the Catholic Church at Kimeo in southeast Washington County, Kansas. The Kimeo community was settled by Irish pioneers beginning in the 1870s. The Church was constructed in 1904 of local Kansas limestone and is a landmark that can be seen for miles around with the green roof helping to make it even more striking. Though the Church has been closed for several years it is maintained by a nonprofit association and is still used on special occasions.









8 comments:

  1. The structure seems to be hold up well so far. It appears the roof is modern steel but looks like oxidized copper. There is nothing wrong with that. I hope the community continues to take pride in and maintain this monument to their heritage.

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  2. Wow! Very beautiful structure! I enjoy vintage buildings and their history.

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  3. Hi Warren
    Love these shots,
    Real nice building
    With that blue sky its gorgeous

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  4. I saw this church for the first time on Saturday. Who would I contact to see the inside of the church? Other than, I assume weddings and funerals, when is the church open for photographs, etc.

    Cynthia Harris
    Randolph, KS

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  5. I am looking for information on who constructed the original church ( I think someone in my family helped with this) and am trying to research it.You can e-mail me at lorrierobison@gmail.com Thank You

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  6. I am descended from Charles Hoover and Elizabeth Hogan. We have always been told that he helped with the building of the church. We are burying my Mother there on Sept. 26.

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  7. There are names on the beautiful windows. It is my understanding that those are some of the people involved in construction of the church. The inside is a masterpiece!

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