Cathedral Church of St. Paul

Title

Cathedral Church of St. Paul

Description

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, built in 1819-20, was designed by Alexander Parris, the same person who later designed Quincy Market. It was built from grey granite in the style of a Greek temple, as was the Quincy Market. Originally an Episcopal church, St. Paul's was officially designated a cathedral in 1912, when it also became the seat of the Episcopal diocese in Massachusetts. At one time, the building was the largest structure in its neighborhood, although at present it is dwarfed by surrounding buildings. The original design of the cathedral was supposed to include an artistic relief of St. Paul kneeling in front of King Agrippa, but the relief was never completed and the facade remained blank until 2013. In 2013, an artistic rendering of a nautilus was erected across the facade.

Source

http://bostonmaps.neu.edu/omeka/admin/items/show/1

Date

1820

Contributor

Heather Streets-Salter

Relation

Susan and Michael Southworth, AIA Guide to Boston, second edition (Guilford, Connecticut: The Globe Pequot Press, 1992).

Joseph Kahn, "A New Look for a Dour Old Boston Cathedral," The Boston Globe, May 4, 2013. http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2013/05/04/boston-paul-cathedral-sculptural-pediment-fills-space-left-vacant-nearly-years/NDoJxvk20OalWiexjbNOKK/story.html.

Type

Annotation

Identifier

-71.06204, 42.35533

Description

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, built in 1819-20, was designed by Alexander Parris, the same person who later designed Quincy Market. It was built from grey granite in the style of a Greek temple, as was the Quincy Market. Originally an Episcopal church, St. Paul's was officially designated a cathedral in 1912, when it also became the seat of the Episcopal diocese in Massachusetts. At one time, the building was the largest structure in its neighborhood, although at present it is dwarfed by surrounding buildings. The original design of the cathedral was supposed to include an artistic relief of St. Paul kneeling in front of King Agrippa, but the relief was never completed and the facade remained blank until 2013. In 2013, an artistic rendering of a nautilus was erected across the facade.

Date

1820

Source

http://bostonmaps.neu.edu/omeka/admin/items/show/1