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Judge greenlights demolition of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Burlington

Posted on AllSides February 8th, 2024
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Joel Banner Baird/Free Press

A judge in the environmental division of Vermont Superior Court gave the go-ahead Tuesday for demolition of the former Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Burlington, considered by some to be a masterpiece of modernist architecture. The cathedral was designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes and the property was landscaped by Dan Kiley, whom the state architectural historian called "two of the foremost designers of the 20th century." It closed in December 2018 after dwindling to fewer than 100 parishioners. Judge Thomas Durkin ruled against a group of 10 Burlington...

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