CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES was gazetted as a National Monument on Jan 14, 2005. Its Gothic style of architecture was "all the rage" for cathedrals in Europe at the time it was built. The church’s Gothic trimmings of pointed arches, spires and flying buttresses are all similar to the Lady of Lourdes Church in France.
The number of Catholic National Monuments under the Singapore National Monuments Scheme introduced in 1973 is now seven.
The others are the churches of St. Joseph (Victoria Street), Sts. Peter and Paul, and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, CHIJ Victoria Street (now CHIJMES Hall), and St. Joseph’s Institution (now Singapore Art Museum).