St. James Cathedral (Chicago)

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St. James Cathedral
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St. James Cathedral (Chicago) is located in Central Chicago
St. James Cathedral (Chicago)
Location in central Chicago
41°53′41″N 87°37′35″W / 41.89467°N 87.62644°W / 41.89467; -87.62644Coordinates: 41°53′41″N 87°37′35″W / 41.89467°N 87.62644°W / 41.89467; -87.62644
Location65 East Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois
CountryUnited States
DenominationEpiscopal Church in the United States of America
Websitewww.saintjamescathedral.org
History
Founded1834
Architecture
Architect(s)Faulkner & Clarke, architects; restoration, Walker Johnson, Holabird & Root, architects
StyleGothic Revival
Completed1857
Administration
DioceseChicago
Clergy
Bishop(s)Jeffrey D. Lee
DeanDominic Barrington

St. James Cathedral is the mother church of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America Diocese of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The cathedral stands at the corner of Huron and Wabash streets. It is the oldest church of the Anglican Communion and Episcopal tradition in the Chicago area, having been founded in 1834.[1] Originally built as a parish church, that building was mostly destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire. Only the bell tower survived, and this was incorporated into the rebuilt church, including the soot-stained stones around the top of the tower which remain black today. St. James received the status of cathedral in 1928 after the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul was destroyed in a fire in 1921, but the arrangement was terminated in 1931. On May 3, 1955, St. James was again designated the cathedral and was formally set apart on June 4, 1955.[2] The church is led by the Episcopal Bishop of Chicago.

Together with the Roman Catholic Holy Name Cathedral on State Street and the Greek Orthodox Annunciation Cathedral on LaSalle Street, the churches form the Cathedral District of Chicago.

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  1. ^ "Who We Are". Saint James Cathedral. Archived from the original on 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  2. ^ "Chicago, Diocese of". Episcopal Church. Retrieved 2014-03-05.

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