Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Altoona, Pennsylvania)

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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Altoona, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Altoona, Pennsylvania)
Location One Cathedral Square
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°30′56.88″N 78°24′14.4″W / 40.5158000°N 78.404000°W / 40.5158000; -78.404000Coordinates: 40°30′56.88″N 78°24′14.4″W / 40.5158000°N 78.404000°W / 40.5158000; -78.404000
Built 1924-1960
Architect George I. Lovatt, Sr.
Architectural style Baroque Revival
Governing body Private
Part of Downtown Altoona Historic District
NRHP Reference # 92000946[1]
Added to NRHP July 24, 1992

The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic cathedral located at One Cathedral Square in Altoona, Pennsylvania. It is within the boundaries of the Downtown Altoona Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]

It is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown and is the seat of its prelate bishop, Mark Leonard Bartchak. The cathedral was built between September 17, 1924 and November 13, 1960. The Cathedral's architecture is Baroque in style and capped with a classically influenced dome. The architect was George I. Lovatt, Sr. of Philadelphia who also designed the Cathedral for the Diocese of Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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