St. Patrick's Cathedral


The Cathedral of Saint Patrick, in New York City, is located on Fifth Avenue, between 50th and 51st streets. The construction of the neo-gothic temple started in 1858 and it was dedicated on May 25, 1879. The spires were added in 1888 and the temple became the tallest structure in New York City (100.4 meters / 329.6 feet) at the time.


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The Cathedral of Saint Patrick, around 1990s.


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St. Patrick's Cathedral circa 1903 (source: Detroit Publishing Company postcards / NYPL).


The Cathedral of Saint Patrick, ca. 1880, before the towers were added (publisher Charles Bierstadt (1819-1903) and Underwood & Underwood, distributor). Source: New York Public Library.


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