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Baraga School: 1905

Baraga School: 1905

Marquette, Michigan, circa 1905. "Baraga School and St. Peter's Cathedral." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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While the Cathedral has undergone a radical redesign for the better, the school has undergone a radical demolition and replacement for the worse. How a magnificent structure as the school could be replaced by that appalling excuse for a civic building, the City Hall, and that anyone thought this was a good idea, is beyond belief.

Cathedral burned in 1935, this is a replacement

Pretty much what the title says.
See https://stpetercathedral.org/about/history/

Rather colorful history, including the destruction by arson fire of an earlier cathedral in 1879!

Not quite the same cathedral

The cathedral has been remodeled. The original rose window and five windows below it have been replaced by one large stained glass window and the two towers are now both taller and domed. It also looks like the building was expanded in the back.

Church, then State

While the cathedral looks the same, the Baraga School has been replaced by the Marquette City Hall.

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