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The marker reads: "CATHEDRAL-BASILICA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION Parish established in 1703 by John-Baptiste del la Croix, Bishop of Québec, while Mobile served as capital of Louisiana. Oldest religious congregation of any denomination in Alabama and the Mississippi River Valley. Rev. Henry Rolleaux, first pastor. Present church, constructed 1835-1850, is third parish church, built by Michael Portier, first Bishop of Mobile (1826-1859). Portico added 1870. Bell Towers 1890. Stained glass windows 1910. Cathedral designated a Minor Basilica by Pope John XXIII in 1962. Crypt Chapel for deceased bishops 1964." Coat of arms at the top of the sign.

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30 deg 41' 23.25", 88 deg 2' 49.76"

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Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida –Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida – Jacksonville; Mobile (Ala.); Churches and synagogues; Historic markers -- Alabama -- Mobile County; Historic markers--churches; Images

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