Saint Paul Cathedral (Pittsburgh)
|Saint Paul Cathedral|
|Location||108 N. Dithridge St.
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Church|
|Architect(s)||Egan and Prindeville|
|Construction cost||US$1.1 million (1906)|
|Height||247 feet (75 m)|
|Number of spires||Two|
|Diocese||Diocese of Pittsburgh|
|Bishop(s)||Most Rev. David A. Zubik|
Rev. Kris D. Stubna
|Part of||Schenley Farms Historic District (#83002213)|
|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. 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. It became a contributing property in the Schenley Farms Historic District on July 22, 1983 on the National Register of Historic Places.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
- "St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania". Saint Paul's Cathedral. GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-10-04.
- "Building History". Saint Paul's Cathedral. Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2013-04-29.
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