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Old St  Patricks Church
29-SEP-2005 Hubert J Steed

Old St Patrick's Church

Mott Street - SOHO, NYC

This is the first cathedral for the dioces of the Roman Catholic Chuch in New York. Construction began in 1809 and it was dedicated in 1815. It was destroyed by fire in 1866 and rebuilt and rededicated in 1868.

The first American cardinal, John McCloskey, was invested here in 1875. It became a parish church in 1879 when St Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue was dedicated.

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Karen Stuebing30-Sep-2005 09:51
I love the way these old churches really glorify God in their ornateness and beauty. It's as if man tried to capture the wonders of heaven here on earth. Stunning photo.