Christ Church Cathedral (St. Louis, Missouri)
Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral
|Location||1210 Locust Street
St. Louis, Missouri
|Architect||Leopold Eidlitz; Legg,Jerome B.|
|Architectural style||Late Gothic Revival, Greek Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||90000345|
|Added to NRHP||March 7, 1990|
|Designated NHL||October 12, 1994|
Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, Missouri was designed by architect Leopold Eidlitz and built between 1859 and 1867. The Gothic revival structure was an expression of the city's sense of its significance as the United States expanded westwards. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994.
History and description
Located in what is now downtown at Thirteenth and Locust streets, the cathedral was built between 1859 and 1867 in the Gothic Revival style, and designed by Leopold Eidlitz. It was one of the earliest churches influenced by the revival within the Episcopal Church of early Christian practices and styles, which later was influenced by the Oxford Movement originating in England.
Montana silver magnate Charles D. McLure, a St. Louis native, was revealed to be the anonymous donor of $50,000 toward constructing the cathedral (approximately $6.5 million today).
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- "Christ Church Cathedral". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
- Hamilton, Esley, Mrs.; Pitts, Carolyn (March 1989). "National Historic Landmark Nomination" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-04-07.
- An Ambassador of Christ: William Schuyler
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. MO-1630, "Christ Church Cathedral, Thirteenth & Locust Streets, Saint Louis, Independent City, MO", 1 photo, 2 data pages, 1 photo caption page
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