Saint Mary's Cathedral or Immaculate Conception Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral placed on Bo Aung Kyaw Street in Botahtaung Township, Yangon, Burma. The cathedral's outdoors, of purple brick, includes spires and a bell tower. It becomes designed by way of Dutch architect Joseph Cuypers, son of Pierre Cuypers. Construction started in 1895 and turned into completed 19 November 1899 below a land grant from the Government of India, even as Lower Burma changed into a province of British India.
During the 1930 Rangoon earthquake, St. Mary's Cathedral suffered little harm and it withstood the Japanese invasion in the course of World War II. However, the cathedral's stained glass home windows had been damaged throughout the Allied invasion of Rangoon. For a while earlier than his loss of life, Paul Bigandet MEP 1856 to 1894, Vicar Apostolic of Burma, started making plans of a new and larger cathedral, as the Catholic community within the city was growing. It was determined that the new structure need to take the form of a metropolitan cathedral of massive size and of the first class architectural design.