The lot was purchased in 1867 by Archbishop John Purcell and the Catholic Church was built in 1877. This building served as a mission chapel under the care of Father Alexander until 1878, with Mass celebrated only a few Sundays each year by visiting priests until 1912. In 1976, the structure was sold and became a commercial building.

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