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St Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Avenue

St Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Avenue
The Cathedral of St. Patrick (commonly called St. Patrick's Cathedral) is a decorated Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in the United States and a prominent landmark of New York City. It is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and a parish church, located on the east side of Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets in midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, directly across the street from Rockefeller Center and specifically facing the Atlas statue...

On August 15, 1858, the cornerstone was laid, just south of the diocese's orphanage. At that time, present-day midtown Manhattan was far north of the populous areas of New York City.

Work was begun in 1858 but was halted during the Civil War and resumed in 1865. The cathedral was completed in 1878 and dedicated on May 25, 1879, its huge proportions dominating the midtown of that time.
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Converted from original slide taken on a 1982 trip to New York.

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6 comments - The latest ones
Valfal
Valfal
Thanks for the history on this iconic church; it is certainly one of the most famous churches in America!
4 years ago.
H C
H C
Great shot of this famous church.
4 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Lovely contrast between the old and the new.
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Stunning image.
4 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Lovely photo!
4 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Thanks Val, Harriet, Esther, Don and Norm :-)
4 years ago.