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St Patrick's Cathedral

  • Also Known As: Lady Chapel,Rectory and Cardinal's Residence

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1858/00/00 James Renwick Jr Architect Construction begins on St Patrick's Cathedral in 1858, pauses for US Civil War and resumes in 1865
1879/05/25 Completed in 1878, St Patrick's Cathedral is opens. The newspapers hailed the new Cathedral as "the noblest temple ever raised in any land to the memory of Saint Patrick, and as the glory of Catholic America."
1898/05/25 Milton Hershey Groom Catherine Sweeney marries Milton Hershey in the rectory of St Patrick Cathedral
1918/07/11 Theodore Roosevelt Dignitary Theodore Roosevelt serves as an honorary pallbearer at the funeral of former New York City Mayor John P Mitchel.
1920/04/00 Zelda Fitzgerald Bride F Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre marry in the rectory of St Patricks Cathedral Marriage of Zelda Sayre and F Scott Fitzgerald
1920/04/00 F Scott Fitzgerald Groom F Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre marry in the rectory of St Patricks Cathedral Marriage of Zelda Sayre and F Scott Fitzgerald
1935/00/00 Ellin Mackay Berlin Faith Mrs Berlin was re-baptized in the Catholic faith in the 1930's. Throughout her life she worshiped at St Patrick's Cathedral,
1938/11/15 Clarence Hungerford Mackay In Memoriam Funeral mass for William Mackay is celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral. While mourners fill the Cathedral, music is performed by the New York Philharmonic, of which Mackay had once been Chairman of the Board.
1948/08/19 Babe Ruth In Memoriam Cardinal Francis Spellman leads 6,000 mourners in a special prayer at the end of the solemn 1 hour requiem mass and funeral for the George H Ruth at St Patrick's Cathedral. 75,000 people waited outside the Cathedral in the pouring rain. Babe Ruth and the Birth of Modern Cancer Treatment
1956/02/08 Laura Kilpatrick Morgan In Memoriam A Solemn Requiem mass for Mrs Laura K Morgan is offered at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
1988/08/02 Ellin Mackay Berlin In Memoriam Funeral mass for Ellin Mackay Berlin is celebrated at St Patrick's Cathedral.

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Particulars for St Patrick's Cathedral:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Church Related Residence
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Building Material Westchester, Inwood marble



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 8th December 1976

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: St. Patrick's Cathedral
Registry Address: Bounded by 5th and Madison Aves., E. 50th and E. 51st Sts.
Registry Number: 76001250
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Renwick,James,Jr.
Architectural Style: Gothic revival
Area in Acres: 2
Contributing Buildings: 4
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Art, Architecture, Religion
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1858, 1878
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure, Church related residence
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure Church related residence

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