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St. Paul Cathedral

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1906, Egan and Prindeville. 5th Ave. and N. Craig St.
  • St. Paul Cathedral

This third version of St. Paul Cathedral (the other two were downtown, on Grant Street) is more than a single building: with its adjoining synod house and rectory and two neighboring schools, it constitutes a medieval grouping unto itself. The Chicago-based architects specialized in Catholic churches of a historicizing character. Here they imitated Cologne Cathedral's twin spires for the exterior, and its fiveaisled nave for the interior. The impressively tall nave, with its pointed-arched arcade and rib vaulting, is imposing rather than alluring; the best element is the immense pipe organ donated by Andrew Carnegie.

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Author: 
Lu Donnelly et al.
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  • 1906

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Citation

Lu Donnelly et al., "St. Paul Cathedral", [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/PA-01-AL36.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 65-66.

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