Cathedral of Saint Paul (Worcester, Massachusetts)

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Cathedral of Saint Paul
Cathedral of Saint Paul (Worcester, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Cathedral of Saint Paul (Worcester, Massachusetts)
42°15′41.66″N 71°48′15.75″W / 42.2615722°N 71.8043750°W / 42.2615722; -71.8043750
Location38 Chatham St.
Worcester, Massachusetts
CountryUnited States
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
Websitewww.cathedralofsaintpaul.com
History
Founded1869
Architecture
Architect(s)Elbridge Boyden
StyleGothic Revival
Completed1874
Specifications
Length168 feet (51 m)
Width91 feet (28 m)
Height96 feet (29 m)
Spire height145 feet (44 m)
MaterialsGranite, wood
Administration
DioceseDiocese of Worcester
Clergy
Bishop(s)Most Rev. Robert J. McManus
RectorMsgr. Robert K. Johnson
Governing bodyPrivate
MPSWorcester MRA
NRHP Reference #80000604
Added to NRHPMarch 5, 1980[1]
 
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Cathedral of Saint Paul
Cathedral of Saint Paul (Worcester, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Cathedral of Saint Paul (Worcester, Massachusetts)
42°15′41.66″N 71°48′15.75″W / 42.2615722°N 71.8043750°W / 42.2615722; -71.8043750
Location38 Chatham St.
Worcester, Massachusetts
CountryUnited States
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
Websitewww.cathedralofsaintpaul.com
History
Founded1869
Architecture
Architect(s)Elbridge Boyden
StyleGothic Revival
Completed1874
Specifications
Length168 feet (51 m)
Width91 feet (28 m)
Height96 feet (29 m)
Spire height145 feet (44 m)
MaterialsGranite, wood
Administration
DioceseDiocese of Worcester
Clergy
Bishop(s)Most Rev. Robert J. McManus
RectorMsgr. Robert K. Johnson
Governing bodyPrivate
MPSWorcester MRA
NRHP Reference #80000604
Added to NRHPMarch 5, 1980[1]

The Cathedral of Saint Paul — informally known as Saint Paul's Cathedral — is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The Gothic structure was designed by architect Elbridge Boyden. Construction began in the spring of 1868; the superstructure was completed by 1874, at which time the church was dedicated.[2] The building is 168 feet (51 m) in length, 91 feet (28 m) in width, and 96 feet (29 m) in height. Initially built as a parish church, it was consecrated as the cathedral of the Diocese of Worcester by Bishop John J. Wright on March 7, 1950.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Frost, Jack (Originally published in 1956 in The Church in Worcester New England: A Modern Diocese with an Ancient Name; reproduced on the cathedral's website). "Cathedral History". Cathedral of Saint Paul. Retrieved June 1, 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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Coordinates: 42°15′42″N 71°48′16″W / 42.261573°N 71.804375°W / 42.261573; -71.804375