National Register of Historic Places

Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church and Rectory

Rock Springs

Date Added to Register

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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The Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius acted as a unifying force for the many Slavic immigrants who began entering the community of Rock Springs in the early part of the 20th century looking for jobs in the Union Pacific coal mines. These recent immigrants wanted a parish in which their unique cultures and customs would be accepted and adopted into parish life. In 1910 the bishop gave permission for a new parish to be created. However it wasn’t until 1925, with the completion of the church, that immigrants of Slavic descent were able to realize their dream of a church all their own. The church building was designed by local architect Daniel D. Spani.

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