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Roman Catholic Cathedral of Baltimore, Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Roman Catholic Cathedral of Baltimore, Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

 
 
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Significance: This fine classical church, consecrated in 1821, was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe and is the first cathedral established in the United States. ... The importance of the Cathedral, historically and architecturally, is patent. It is the first cathedral established in the United States and a summary of notable events connected with it can be read in Cuyler's chapter, "Historic Events." It is the design of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, perhaps America's first professionally trained architect, and is invariably mentioned in any discussion of the Classic Revival period, being described by Fiske Kimball as "the finest classical church in America."
Survey number: HABS MD-186
Building/structure dates: 1821

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry
Pickering, E H, photographer
Miyamoto, Lanny, photographer
Dickson, James K., historian
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States39.29038, -76.61219
Google Map of 39.2903848, -76.61218930000001
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