Christ Church Cathedral (Mobile, Alabama)

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Christ Church Cathedral
Antebellum engraving of Christ Church
Location 115 South Conception Street
Mobile, AlabamaAlabama
United States
Denomination Episcopal Church in the United States of America
Website Christ Church Cathedral
Architecture
Style Greek Revival
Administration
Diocese Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast

Christ Church Cathedral, also known simply as Christ Church, is a historic Episcopal cathedral located in Mobile, Alabama, USA.

History[edit]

Christ Church Cathedral was established in 1823 as the first Episcopal congregation in Mobile, Alabama and the first in the State of Alabama. The first Anglican church services had been conducted at Fort Charlotte during the British occupation of Mobile.[1] The cornerstone of the current Greek Revival building was laid in 1838, with construction being completed in 1840. The building is stucco over brick with stone accents.[1]

In 1906 a major hurricane swept through the Mobile area and the storm crashed the original steeple through the roof, destroying both in the process.[1] After repairs were completed the steeple was not replaced, and the church assumed its modern appearance.[1] The interior, which had to be rebuilt following the 1906 disaster, features stained glass windows by Franz Mayer & Co. and Tiffany Studios. The church became the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast in 2005.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "About Us: History". "Christ Church Cathedral". Retrieved 2007-12-13. 

Coordinates: 30°41′22″N 88°02′25″W / 30.68941°N 88.04040°W / 30.68941; -88.04040