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Old St Patrick's Cathedral

  • Also Known As: Old St Patrick's Cathedral Complex

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

St Patrick's Old Cathedral historic complex includes St Patrick's Old Cathedral, St Patrick's Old Cathedral School and St Michael's - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1809/06/08 Pierre Toussaint Faith The corner stone is laid for St Patrick's Cathedral. Pierre Toussaint helped raise money to build the new Roman Catholic church in New York where he will attend daily mass.
1815/05/14 Joseph Francois Mangin Architect St Patrick's Cathedral is dedicated.
1817/00/00 Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul of New York Vocation After a seven day journey from Emmitsburg, three Sisters of Charity nuns open the first Catholic orphanage in New York to five children in a dilapidated building known in the neighborhood as The Dead House, 32 Prince St (lost).
1820/00/00 Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul of New York Vocation Sisters of Charity work with families willing to provide basic necessities including education to the young children in return for indentured servitude, a common practice.
1826/00/00 Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul of New York Vocation The brick Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum is built at 32 Prince Street for the Sisters of Charity. The Sisters take charge of girls' department of St Patrick's School, Mott St, the first of hundreds of parochial schools in New York run by the charity.
1832/06/00 Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul of New York Vocation The Sisters of Charity perform heroic service caring for cholera victims. Many of them will from the disease. Cholera Invades the West
1836/00/00 St John Neumann Ordained John Neumann is ordained at St Patrick's Cathedral by Bishop Dubois. First American Saint
1838/00/00 Lorenzo Da Ponte Died Lorenzo da Ponte dies in New York City. Da Ponte's Requiem Mass is held at St Patrick's Cathedral, to the sounds of Allegri's Miserere. Miserere mei (choral music)
1844/03/02 Rev John Joseph Hughes Vocation James Roosevelt Bayley is ordained a Catholic priest by Bishop John Hughes at St Patrick's Cathedral.
1844/03/02 James Roosevelt Bayley Vocation Bishop John Hughes ordains James Roosevelt Bayley into the Catholic priesthood at St Patrick's Cathedral.
1866/10/07 A fire from a nearby shop guts St Patrick's Cathedral.
1867/04/01 Henry Engelbert Architect Restored under the direction of Henry Engelbert, Mass is celebrated in the rebuilt St Patrick's.
1869/04/29 Henry Erben Craftsman Henry Erben installs one of his 3-41 organs at St Patrick's at a cost $15,000. A masterpiece of musical and visual art, its nearly 2,500 pipes will be used at more than 150,000 liturgies and thousands of hours of rehearsals and concerts over 150 years.
1879/05/25 Old St Patrick's Cathedral ceased as seat of Archdiocese of New York and becomes parish church.

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Particulars for Old St Patrick's Cathedral:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Cemetery
Historic Use Church Related Residence
Historic Use Church school
Area of Significance Education
Architectural Style Federal Style
Architectural Style Gothic Revival
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Musical Instrument Organ
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Level of Significance State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 29th August 1977

Registry Name: Old St. Patrick's Cathedral Complex
Registry Address: Mott and Prince Sts.
Registry Number: 77000964
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private
Architect: Mangin,Joseph; et al.
Architectural Style: Greek revival, Gothic revival, Federal
Area in Acres: 1
Contributing Buildings: 4
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Education, Architecture, Religion
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1800-1824, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1809, 1859
Historic Function: Religion, Funerary
Historic Sub-Function: Cemetery, Religious structure, Church school, Church related residence
Current Function: Religion, Funerary
Current Sub-Function: Religious structure Cemetery Church school Church related residence

Creative Works »

Mean Streets Film Martin Scorsese "Mean Streets" was filmed at Old St Patrick's Cathedral, NYC

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