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Historic Marker, Cathedral Parish of St Patrick, Harrisburg, PA

Harrisburg Historic District - National Register of Historic Places Ref # 76001632, date listed 19760119

. Bounded roughly by Forster, 3rd, Hanna Sts. and the Susquehanna River

. Harrisburg, PA (Dauphin County)

. The construction contract for the new cathedral was awarded to the McShane Company of Philadelphia, and construction of the church began in 1904. It was completed on March 1, 1907.

. Cruciform in shape and built at a cost of $250,000, the exterior was executed in sturdy North Carolina granite. The architectural design of the new cathedral was patterned in the Romanesque-Renaissance style. Its marble Main Altar was patterned after Bernini's which adorns the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. (1)

. References (1) St Patrick Cathedral

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  • Uploaded on October 29, 2013
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    by Tim Stewart
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