Restoration and Renewal

Under the leadership of Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception since the year 2000 has been undergoing a major process of restoration and renewal.

Deteriorated stone on the north tower and clerestories has been replaced by new sandstone imported from England. A rolled lead roof, the only one of its kind at present in America, was installed. You might say the roof is the modern version of what was used in medieval times. The east façade or main entrance to the cathedral has received new granite steps in addition to richly carved sandstone portals adorning the doorways. More stone restoration is planned for the east façade, south tower, transepts and aisles.