St. Paul's Cathedral (Buffalo, New York)

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Saint Paul's Cathedral
Location 128 Pearl Street, Buffalo, New York
Country  United States
Denomination Episcopal
Website St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
History
Founded February, 10th 1817
Founder(s) Samuel Johnston
Consecrated October, 1851
Architecture
Status Parish church
Functional status "Active"
Construction cost US$160 thousand
Specifications
Height 274 feet (83.5 m)
Materials Medina sandstone
St. Paul's Cathedral (Buffalo)
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St. Paul's Cathedral, ca. 1890
St. Paul's Cathedral (Buffalo, New York) is located in New York
St. Paul's Cathedral (Buffalo, New York)
Location Buffalo, NY
Coordinates 42°52′57.6″N 78°52′34.95″W / 42.882667°N 78.8763750°W / 42.882667; -78.8763750Coordinates: 42°52′57.6″N 78°52′34.95″W / 42.882667°N 78.8763750°W / 42.882667; -78.8763750
Built 1849- 1851
Architect Richard Upjohn; Robert W. Gibson
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73002298
87002600 (increase)[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 1, 1973[1]
December 23, 1987 (increase)[1]
Designated NHL December 23, 1987 [2]

St. Paul's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York and a landmark of downtown Buffalo, New York. The church sits on an a triangular lot bounded by Church St., Pearl St., Erie St., and Main St.

History[edit]

Major structural events:[3][4]

  • In 1851, The Cathedral was built.
  • In 1870, The spires on top of the two towers were finished.
  • In 1888, A fire caused by a natural gas explosion nearly destroyed the building.
  • In 1890, The church reopened after undergoing a renovation overseen by Robert W. Gibson.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in 1973. In 1987, the NRHP listing was revised as "St. Paul's Cathedral (Buffalo)" [5] and the property was further declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark.[2][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "St. Paul's Cathedral (Buffalo)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  3. ^ Cornelia E. Brooke (May 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: St. Paul's Cathedral". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14. ; Carolyn Pitts (c. 1987). "National Register of Historic Places increase / National Historic Landmark Registration: St. Paul's Cathedral". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.  See also: "Accompanying four photos". 
  4. ^ LaChiusa, Chuck. "St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral". Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  5. ^ A new NRHP reference number was issued. The purpose of revision is not specifically known in this case, but NRHP listings are often revised to reflect boundary changes.
  6. ^ Carolyn Pitts (undated), National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: St. Paul's Cathedral PDF (499 KB), National Park Service  and Accompanying 2 photos, from 1965 PDF (368 KB)

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