Saint Paul Cathedral (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

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Saint Paul Cathedral
Saint Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh as seen from Fifth Avenue in 2016.jpg
Saint Paul Cathedral (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Saint Paul Cathedral (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
40°26′50.63″N 79°56′59.42″W / 40.4473972°N 79.9498389°W / 40.4473972; -79.9498389Coordinates: 40°26′50.63″N 79°56′59.42″W / 40.4473972°N 79.9498389°W / 40.4473972; -79.9498389
Location 108 N. Dithridge St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic Church
Weekly attendance 3000
Founded 1834
Architect(s) Egan and Prindeville
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1906
Construction cost US$1.1 million (1906) or US$27,809,444.15 (2016)
Height 247 feet (75 m)
Number of spires Two
Materials Limestone
Diocese Diocese of Pittsburgh
Bishop(s) Most Rev. David A. Zubik

Rev. Kris D. Stubna

Part of Schenley Farms Historic District (#83002213[1])
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 22, 1983
Designated PHLF 1975[2]

Saint Paul Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. St. Paul's parish was established in 1834.[3] When the diocese was established in 1843 St. Paul's Church was chosen as the cathedral. As the downtown area was claimed by industries, the residential areas shifted to other areas of the city. St. Paul's property was sold to the industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The present Gothic Revival structure was designed by Egan and Prindeville of Chicago and completed in 1906. Philadelphia contractor Thomas Reilly built the new cathedral in the Oakland neighborhood. The cathedral serves the spiritual needs of approximately 3,000 worshipers.[4] It became a contributing property in the Schenley Farms Historic District on July 22, 1983 on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Historic Landmark Plaques 1968-2009 (PDF). Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  3. ^ "St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania". Saint Paul Cathedral. Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  4. ^ "Building History". Saint Paul Cathedral. Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 

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Cathedral interior