Mass celebrating the Basilica being named Co-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. At center behind forward altar, Archbishop Leo Binz, flanked by Father Colbert and Father Gormely.
Aerial view from the southwest, showing the church, rectory and school. A foundation hole has been dug for the convent building. To the west, most homes and businesses have been razed to make way for construction of Interstate 94.
Female students from area parochial schools, cadets from St. Thomas Academy, and a crowd lines up to the steps of the church for the annual May Day Rosary Procession. Crowd extends up Hennepin Avenue. Current newspaper accounts noted some 30,000 people participated.
At center, Knights of Columbus line up down steps of the church, parochial school students to either side, for the annual May Day Rosary Procession. Crowds fill Hennepin Avenue some distance up the hill to the south. Current newspaper accounts noted some 30,000 people participated.
East view across the Laurel Avenue bridge in Minneapolis. To left, the Foshay Tower stands alone in the skyline, to center is the Basilica of Saint Mary, to the left is Dunwoody Institute. Predates construction of Interstate 94.
No. 952-A. Drawn by G.B.M. Two side-by-side drawings: Door no. 3, with symbols for Peter, Andrew, John and James. This drawing has been colored with orange and blue pencils; Remaining 7 doors prototype. Also a sketch indicating door locations.
The vested Basilica Boys' Choir stands and sings carols before the 5:00 a.m. Mass on Christmas morning. Choir director and organist George Bussman plays a small portable organ just outside the sacristy rail. Boys pictured include: Tommy Hendricks, Martin Strong, Tom Bennett, Danny Stone, and Laird Miller.
Nave and Sanctuary filled with floor to ceiling scaffolding. The pews and pulpit are covered with drop cloths. Taken during restoration work, which included repainting of the ceiling and cleaning the stone, plaster and marble work by the St. Paul Statuary Company.
Prelates gather during Solemn Pontifical Mass in connection with the Consecration of the Basilica of Saint Mary. Archbishop John Gregory Murray, celebrant, flanked by other higher ranking clergy, reverences the altar.