St. Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan, New York City.
On August 15, 1858, the cornerstone was laid; the cathedral was completed in 1878 and dedicated on May 25, 1879. The cathedral, which can accommodate 2,200 people, is built of brick clad in marble, quarried in Massachusetts and New York. It takes up a whole city block, between 50th and 51st streets, Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue. At the transepts it is 174 feet wide and 332 feet long. The spires rise 330 feet (100 meters) from street level. The slate for the roof came from Monson, Maine.
Located underneath the high altar is a crypt in which notable Catholic figures that served the Archdiocese are entombed. They include: The eight past deceased Archbishops of New York:
November 7th, 2012
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