Iowa Historic Churches

  • Basilica of St. John

    Designated a basilica in 1989. Northern Italian/Lombardy Romanesque style, with gold-leaf coffered ceilings and 46 stained-glass windows, including a 15

  • Basilica of St. Francis Xavier

    Also known as the pope's church, this fine example of true medieval Gothic architecture was designated a basilica in 1956. Home to 5,000 parishioners, it has 212-foot twin spires and 64

  • Little Brown Church

    Church made famous by the song "Little Brown Church in the Vale"

  • Arts For Living Center

    Located in Heritage Hill Historic District, this 1868 church building houses an art gallery and gift shop featuring original works by regional artists.

  • Presbyterian Church

    Presbyterian Church

    The Bentonsport Presbyterian Church, constructed of brick and Georgian in style, was dedicated in 1855