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St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral

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1904–1907, George I. Lovatt. 212 State St.
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (Photograph by Matthew Aungst)

The Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia ( PH118) established the Roman Renaissance as the preferred style for Pennsylvania's Catholic cathedrals and it is emulated here. Philadelphia architect Lovatt used limestone details to accent the facade's rough granite blocks. Its copper-clad dome relates to the granite capitol with its green-tiled dome farther along State Street.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral", [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 347-347.

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