St. Joseph Cathedral (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

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St. Joseph Cathedral
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St. Joseph Cathedral (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is located in Louisiana
St. Joseph Cathedral (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
St. Joseph Cathedral (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is located in the US
St. Joseph Cathedral (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Location Main and 4th Sts.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°27′6″N 91°11′11″W / 30.45167°N 91.18639°W / 30.45167; -91.18639Coordinates: 30°27′6″N 91°11′11″W / 30.45167°N 91.18639°W / 30.45167; -91.18639
Built 1855
Architectural style Gothic Revival
NRHP Reference # 90000502 [1]
Added to NRHP March 22, 1990

St. Joseph Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral located in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. It is the mother church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, and it has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1990.

History[edit]

St. Joseph Parish was founded as the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores in 1792; its name was changed some time after Louisiana became a State in 1812 as English became more and more the language of the population in Baton Rouge. The present church building, the Parish's third, was begun in 1853.[2] The church was designated the cathedral church of the Diocese of Baton Rouge by Pope John XXIII in the bull of erection "Peramplum Novae Aureliae" dated July 22, 1961; the erection of the diocese took place on November 8, 1961, with Most Rev. Robert Emmet Tracy as is first bishop.[3] The church building underwent a significant interior renovation in 1967 and was re-dedicated on September 30, 1970.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "History". Cathedral of St. Joseph. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Diocese of Baton Rouge". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 

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