2. Third Time’s a Charm in Architecture


The gothic architecture of the Church of the Intercession is so imposing that it seems like it’s been there forever (or at least a few hundred years)! It is actually the third building to occupy this space. The first building was a wooden structure completed in 1847. Then, in the late 1800s, a stone church was built. Finally, in 1912, the cornerstone for the current church was set and the church was completed in 1915.

It’s widely thought to be the finest example of Gothic Revival style architecture in the city and is part of the National Register of Historic Places (a division of the National Park Service).