Saint Paul Cathedral (Pittsburgh)

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Saint Paul Cathedral
Saint Paul Cathedral (Pittsburgh) is located in Pennsylvania
Saint Paul Cathedral (Pittsburgh)
40°26′50.63″N 79°56′59.42″W / 40.4473972°N 79.9498389°W / 40.4473972; -79.9498389
Location 108 N. Dithridge St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic Church
Website stpaulpgh.org
History
Founded 1834
Architecture
Architect(s) Egan and Prindeville
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1906
Construction cost US$1.1 million (1906)
Specifications
Height 247 feet (75 m)
Number of spires Two
Materials Limestone
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Pittsburgh
Clergy
Bishop(s) Most Rev. David A. Zubik
Rector

Rev. Kris D. Stubna

Governing body Private
Part of Schenley Farms Historic District (#83002213[1])
Added to NRHP July 22, 1983

Saint Paul Cathedral is the motherchurch of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. St. Paul's parish was established in 1834.[2] When the diocese was established in 1843 St. Paul's Church was chosen as the cathedral. As the downtown area was claimed by industries the residential areas shifted to other areas of the city. St. Paul's property was sold to the industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The present Gothic Revival structure was designed by Egan and Prindeville of Chicago and completed in 1906. Philadelphia contractor Thomas Reilly built the new cathedral in the Oakland neighborhood. The cathedral serves the spiritual needs of approximately 3000 worshipers.[3] It became a contributing property in the Schenley Farms Historic District on July 22, 1983 on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania". Saint Paul's Cathedral. GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Building History". Saint Paul's Cathedral. Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 


External links[edit]

Cathedral interior