St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York City, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 40° 45.526 W 073° 58.601
18T E 586376 N 4512482
Quick Description: St. Patrick's Cathedral's official address is at 460 Madison Ave in New York City. But many enter on Fifth Avenue between West 50th and 51st Streets in New York City, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2011 8:36:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMCGCY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 19

Long Description:
St. Patrick's Cathedral has long been associated with the Irish in New York. Almost all the Bishops who have served here have been Irish or Irish-Americans. In 1835, anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant riots focused their vehemence at the old St. Patrick's downtown. See (visit link)
Of course, the Cathedral is also named after Ireland's patron saint. The funerals of many prominet Irish-Americans have also been held here: Robbert Kennedy, Hugh Carey, William Buckley.

Located directly across from Rockefeller Center, this Cathedral is the seat of the New York Roman Catholic Diocese. Construction took place 1858-1878. The architect was James Renwick, Jr. and is considered to be in a neo-Gothic style. It can accommodate 2,200 people.

According to Wikipedia (visit link) :
"The cathedral ranked eleventh out of 150 buildings in the recent list, "America's Favorite Architecture", based on a public-opinion poll."

See the Cathedral's own website at (visit link)
Website with background information about this Waymark: [Web Link]

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