Cathedral of All Souls (Asheville, North Carolina)

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Cathedral of All Souls
Front view of the Cathedral
Cathedral of All Souls (Asheville, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Cathedral of All Souls (Asheville, North Carolina)
35°33′56.42″N 82°32′34.19″W / 35.5656722°N 82.5428306°W / 35.5656722; -82.5428306
Location 2 Angle St., Biltmore Village
Asheville, North Carolina
Country United States
Denomination Episcopal Church in the United States of America
Website www.allsoulscathedral.org
History
Founded 1896
Consecrated November 8, 1896
Architecture
Architect(s) Richard Morris Hunt
Style Romanesque Revival
Administration
Diocese Western North Carolina
Clergy
Bishop(s) Rt. Rev. G. Porter Taylor
Dean Very Rev. Todd M. Donatelli
All Souls Episcopal Church
and Parish House
MPS Biltmore Village MRA
NRHP Reference # 79001664
Added to NRHP November 15, 1979[1]

The Cathedral of All Souls, also referred to as All Souls Cathedral, is an Episcopal cathedral located in Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America. All Souls was built by railroad baron George Washington Vanderbilt II in 1896 to serve as the local parish church for Biltmore Village, which had been developed near his Biltmore Estate.[2] The Right Reverend G. Porter Taylor is the current bishop seated at the cathedral.

History[edit]

The church was established in 1896 as a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina. It is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Church and Parish Hall were commissioned by George Vanderbilt and designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the architect of Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate.[3]

The chancel organ was installed by the Casavant Frères organ company of Canada in 1971. The Cathedral of All Souls was designated as the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina on January 1, 1995.[4] The Right Reverend G. Porter Taylor is the current bishop.[2]

The church and its parish house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 as All Souls Episcopal Church and Parish House.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "History". All Souls Cathedral. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  3. ^ H. McKelden Smith (August 1976). "Biltmore Village Survey: All Souls Episcopal Church and Parish House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  4. ^ "Cathedral of All Souls", Romantic Asheville Website