Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Greensburg, Pennsylvania)

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Blessed Sacrament Cathedral
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Greensburg, Pennsylvania)
40°18′23.48″N 79°32′46.5″W / 40.3065222°N 79.546250°W / 40.3065222; -79.546250
Location 300 N. Main St.
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic Church
Website www.blessedsacramentcathedral.org
History
Founded 1789
Architecture
Architect(s) Comes, Perry and McMullen
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1928
Specifications
Materials Sandstone
Indiana Limestone
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Greensburg
Clergy
Bishop(s) Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt
Rector

Msgr. Raymond E. Riffle

Governing body Private
Part of Academy Hill Historic District (#99000516[1])
Added to NRHP April 29, 1999

The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg in Pennsylvania.

The church, originally a parish church under the supervision of the Benedictine order, was constructed in the English Gothic style by the architectural firm of Comes, Perry and McMullen in Pittsburgh.[2] It was dedicated in May 1928, and is constructed of sandstone and Indiana limestone. The parish was designated Blessed Sacrament Cathedral with the establishment of the Diocese of Greensburg on March 10, 1951, at which time the Benedictines relinquished pastoral responsibility.[2]

The cathedral is located on 300 North Main Street in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and is part of the Academy Hill Historic District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "History". Blessed Sacrament Cathedral. Retrieved June 1, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 40°18′23″N 79°32′47″W / 40.306522°N 79.546250°W / 40.306522; -79.546250