Historic churches live on as museum, cultural center in Iowa city
February 08, 2011
In 1990, Clinton, Iowa-- then a city of 29,000-- boasted five historic parishes. Two decades later, two of the parishes have been demolished, and a third is part of a Catholic school. The fourth has become a Catholic museum, and the fifth was deeded over to the county historical society for $1 for eventual use as a cultural center.
A contemporary structure, dedicated in 2009, now serves as the city’s sole parish. The parish is located in the Diocese of Davenport, led by Bishop Martin Amos since 2006.
- Left behind by progress, 2 Clinton Catholic churches get new lives (Quad-City Times)
- The Sad Story of the Clinton, Iowa Churches (Save St. Mary’s Malaga)
- Parish of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace