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The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Seattle, Washington

Built between 1891 and 1904, the Immaculate Conception Church is the oldest standing Catholic Church in Seattle.

Its interior (ceilings, beams, arches) is decorated with oil-on-plaster stenciled designs and its columns are marbleized.  The 70 foot high dome contains a unique mural representing the Virgin Mary.

The mural was executed, partially on canvas (Mary and the angels), and partially on a primed hemp blanket (sky and clouds).  The interior of the church was also decorated with a decorative polychrome motifs.  Moreover, the altar of the church has a group of polychrome plaster sculptures representing the crucifixion.

The interior of the church was damaged during a fire in 1993.  The Virgin Mary mural, the polychrome sculptures, the marbleized columns and the stenciled designs were restored in 1996.

This project was completed in March, 1996

      Stenciled architectural elements during restoration


  Stenciled architectural elements during restoration


     Dome mural and architectural surfaces and elements during restoration

Architectural surfaces and elements during restoration


Column during restoration


Column after restoration


Interior of the church after restoration

Dome mural after restoration

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