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Walking Tour: St. Patrick's Cathedral Tour

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The story of New York’s great cathedral mirrors the story of the city itself.  Created to affirm the ascendance of religious freedom and tolerance, St. Patrick’s Cathedral was built in the democratic spirit, paid for not only by the contributions of thousands of poor immigrants but also by the largesse of 103 prominent citizens who pledged $1,000 each.  Ridiculed as “Hughes’ Folly,” as the proposed, near-wilderness site was considered too far outside the city, Archbishop Hughes, nonetheless, persisted in his daring vision of building the most beautiful Gothic Cathedral in the New World in what he believed would one day be “the heart of the city.”  The cornerstone of St. Patrick’s Cathedral was laid in 1858 and the building opened in 1879. This docent-led tour includes the history of the church and the crypts.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue





Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/1/2019 - 10/1/2019 Weekly - Tue 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM TBD N.A.