Cathedral of Saint Paul (Birmingham, Alabama)
|Cathedral of Saint Paul|
|Location||2120 Third Avenue North
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
|Number of spires||Two|
|Diocese||Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama|
|Bishop(s)||Most Rev. Robert J. Baker|
Rev. Kevin M. Bazzel
St. Paul's Catholic Church
|Area||1.4 acres (0.57 ha)|
|NRHP Reference #||82001607|
|Added to NRHP||December 27, 1982|
The Cathedral of Saint Paul — informally known as Saint Paul's Cathedral — is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. Designed by Chicago architect Adolphus Druiding, the Victorian Gothic-style brick building was completed as a parish church in 1893. It was elevated to Cathedral status with the creation of the Diocese of Birmingham in 1969.
Druding of Chicago was the Architect Firm. The contractor that had to be talked into moving to Birmingham to build the project was Lawrence Scully. Just prior to its completion, Lawrence Scully was killed when his horse-drawn carriage was spooked by a passing motor vehicle that honked its horn. The horse reared and flipped the carriage over, killing Lawrence Scully. Lawrence Scully also built one of Birmingham's first public schools, the Powell School.
- "History". The Cathedral of Saint Paul. Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham. Retrieved 2007-12-02.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Schnorrenberg, John M. (2000) Aspiration: Birmingham's Historic House of Worship. Birmingham: Birmingham Historical Society ISBN 0943994268