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Since its inception in 1857, St. Mary's Episcopal Church has been serving the spiritual and religious needs of the local community. This beautiful structure reflects Late Gothic Revival architectural designs and was built according to plans designed by local architect William Halsey Wood. The church has spectacularly laid out interiors and a charming red brick facade. It conducts regular services and prayers.
Built in the late 19th Century, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is a historic cathedral that was built by Benedict Roux. The church has spectacular architecture and features 11 bells named after patron saints. The spectacular stained glass windows of the church were installed in 1912. One of the most striking features of the cathedral is the golden dome at the top of the church tower. Today, the cathedral serves the spiritual and religious needs of the local community.
St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church is an old church located in the charming Mt. Hope neighborhood. The church was first established in 1922 and was shut for many years until Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre reopened the church in the 1970s. The church has spectacular Gothic architecture and the interiors are breathtakingly beautiful as well. The high altar is believed to look most beautiful during the midnight Christmas mass when it is lit up with hundreds of candles. The church conducts regular services and prayers.
St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church serves the religious and spiritual needs of the South Kansas community. The church is not only a popular faith center but has become an important landmark in the city as well. The church building is a visual treat and the interiors are beautifully decorated as well. Apart from conducting regular services, the church also offers activities, group sessions, and community betterment programs.
Covering an area of 32000 square feet (3,000 square meters), the Kansas City Missouri Temple is an operating temple of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Built in 2012, the temple made of white precast concrete boasts of two majestic towers, limestone and accent stone interiors, olive branches that symbolize peace, stained and etched-glass windows. However, the highlight of the temple is clearly the gold-leafed angel Moroni statue. Dedicated to Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the LDS Church, the Kansas City Missouri Temple is a must-visit during your time in the city.
This historic jail located northwest of Kansas City is held in reverence by the Church of Latter-Day Saints because this is where the religion's founder Joseph Smith was once imprisoned. In the 1830's, many Mormons including Smith arrived from Ohio and tried to establish a settlement around Jackson County. Since they had been expelled from Ohio, the resulting establishments did not sit well with the locals, so in 1838 war broke out and Smith surrendered shortly thereafter. Today, the 'jail' is no longer, however the LDS church still runs the center for religious activities held here and it also has a replica inside of what the old jail looked like.