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St. Paul


Minnesota

Cathedral of Saint Paul

The Cathedral of Saint Paul, modeled after Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, is located at Summit and Selby avenues and was dedicated to the people of Saint Paul by Archbishop John Ireland, a fighting chaplain during the Civil War who later diverted his energies and determination toward raising the funds for the creation of the 1915 structure.
Of Renaissance design, the Cathedral features a dome rising 306.5 feet from the floor to the tip of its cross.

The Cathedral of Saint Paul is one of the largest and most historic churches in the United States. Its architectural grandeur and prominent site make it an integral part of the landscape of the capital city of Minnesota—whose name derives from the title of this great building. The Cathedral is rightly listed as a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. It is not an exaggeration to say that it is a treasure for all Americans and one that we can proudly compare to the great cathedrals of Europe.

As a monument, the Cathedral is a destination for people of all beliefs.

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