St. Mark's Cathedral (Salt Lake City)

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St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
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St.Mark's Cathedral, Salt Lake City
St. Mark's Cathedral (Salt Lake City) is located in Utah
St. Mark's Cathedral (Salt Lake City)
Location 231 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah
Coordinates 40°46′3.5″N 111°53′3.75″W / 40.767639°N 111.8843750°W / 40.767639; -111.8843750Coordinates: 40°46′3.5″N 111°53′3.75″W / 40.767639°N 111.8843750°W / 40.767639; -111.8843750
Built 1871
Architect Richard Upjohn
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private: Episcopal Diocese of Utah
NRHP Reference #

70000630

[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1970

St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral located at 231 E. 100 South in Salt Lake City, Utah is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Utah in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Built in 1871, it is the third oldest Episcopal Cathedral in the United States and the oldest continuously used worship building in Utah.[2] It was designed by noted architect, Richard Upjohn, in the Gothic Revival style. On September 22, 1970, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

History[edit]

The original cornerstone was laid in 1870 under the supervision of Bishop Daniel Sylvester Tuttle with funding from Episcopalians in New York and Pennsylvania. The Cathedral was consecrated on May 14, 1874. A fire in 1935 gutted the sanctuary, but the church was rebuilt following the original design.

The early Episcopal Church left its mark in the community such that by 1880, members of the church had established Saint Mark's School for Boys, Rowland Hall School for Girls, and Saint Mark's Hospital. Rowland Hall St Mark's School is now merged and offers education today for K - 12.

Today[edit]

Current outreach includes Hildegarde's Pantry, Community of Faith Celebrations, Community of Hope, and Feed My Sheep programs. In addition the Cathedral is often used for musical events and the Cathedral hall has been used for many Civic events over the years.

In 2005 construction began on a new Cathedral Center that opened in early 2007. This space includes the Dean's hall that provides a meeting and dining area for up to 300 people. There are also offices, meeting and other space that serve the Cathedral and community that it reaches out to in many ways.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Dick Nourse; Barry Scholl (1998). Salt Lake City: Welcoming the World. Towery Publishing, Incorporated. ISBN 978-1-881096-58-0. 

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