St. Joseph's Church, designed by Cleveland architect George Stickle, was intended to be the cathedral for the New Castle–Sharon Diocese, and the church and its rectory planned for a bishop and his staff. The church is an irregular octagon of Indiana limestone pierced on all elevations by full-height, hooded, arched windows. At the pinnacle of the pyramidal, stainless steel roof, a circular cupola with a fluted roof is surmounted by a narrow, elongated spire supporting a statue of the Risen Christ; the latter was placed there by a helicopter. A statue of St. Joseph welcomes parishioners above the triple doors facing E. State Street.
The new diocese never came to be, and in 1995–1996, the church was reconfigured by