St. Paul's Cathedral - Buffalo, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 42° 52.984 W 078° 52.575
17T E 673434 N 4750017
Quick Description: Historic Episcopal Cathedral in Buffalo, New York.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2011 5:54:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMB8CC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:

The St. Paul's Cathedral was built beginning in 1850 and was consecrated in 1851.  The church was designed by architect Richard Upjohn.  When the church was consecrated the now prominent towers and spire were incomplete and they were finished in the 1870's to Upjohn's original designs.

In 1888 a gas explosion and fire destroyed much of  interior with only a shell of masonry walls and towers remained.  Architect Robert Gibson was hired for the restoration of St. Paul's.  He made no significant changes to the exterior however altered the interior to reflect his style and also to elevate the interior to more reflect its status as the Cathedral Church of the Diocese which it had been elevated to since its original construction.

 The Cathedral continues to serve as the Cathedral for the Diocese of Western New York and is listed as a National Historic Landmark.

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1851

Age of Church building determined by?: Historical Society

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Episcopal

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 11:15 AM

Street address of Church:
128 Pearl Street
Buffalo, New York

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

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