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St. Mary Catholic Church

Mount Angel, Oregon
St. Mary Catholic Church, Mt. Angel, is one of the oldest parishes in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, and certainly one of the most beautiful and majestic in the entire state. The building, begun in 1910 and completed in June of 1912, is the fourth church this faith community has built and maintained since its founding in 1881. Its towering 200-foot bell tower dominates the local countryside and can be seen from miles away. The church's soaring, multi-angled vaulted ceilings, ornate stained glass windows, intricately stenciled walls and cruciform Gothic Revival architecture are breathtaking to behold. But that same magnificent architecture creates a challenging environment for an acoustical designer.