Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day 191 > The Cathedral Of St. Paul / Minnesota

God, is this place awesome! An architectural marvel, I have been repeated drawn to this place with every trip to the Twin Cities.

One of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture, the Cathedral was designed by E. L. Masqueray. The cornerstone was laid on June 2, 1907. The first liturgy was held on Palm Sunday, March 28, 1915. Work continued on the interior for decades. On October 14, 1958, it was consecrated by Archbishop William O'Brady, securing its place among the premier houses of worship in the United States. It was placed on the National Register of Historical Buildings in 1974.

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