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Saint Ambrose Roman Catholic Cathedral

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1890–1891, James Eagon. 607 High St.
  • (Richard Guy Wilson)

The Richardsonian Romanesque, conveying a strong kinship to historic churches in southern France, is the style of this cathedral. The parapeted gable front contains a band of four elongated round-arched windows separated by pairs of columns; below the great entrance arch is a slightly projecting gabled porch. The corner tower with its entrances terminates in a steeply pitched hipped roof. The sanctuary has a barrel-roofed ceiling that has been elaborately painted. The Richardsonian Romanesque theme in rusticated stone masonry was continued in the adjacent rectory built in 1927.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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