Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. Finbar architectural drawing
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a depitction of the front elevation of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. Finbar, drawn by architect Patrick C. Keely.
- Created: circa 1850
- Other: Date acquired: 11/12/2002
- Keely, Patrick Charles, 1816-1896 (Person)
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Open for research.
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Biographical or Historical Information
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. Finbar was built in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1854. The bishop of Charleston, Ignatius Reynolds, raised money for construction through the Cathedral Building Fund.
The cornerstone was laid in 1850 near the corner of Broad and Friend (presently Legare) streets. Architect Patrick Keely was hired to construct the new cathedral. He intended the building to be 156 feet long, 72 feet wide, 54 feet high and made out of Connecticut sandstone. The initial cost estimate was $41,000; however, the final amount of the cathedral was $103,600.
In December of 1861, a fire engulfed a large portion of the peninsula. Among the destruction was the Cathedral of St. John and St. Finbar.
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Architectural drawing of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. Finbar in Charleston, South Carolina, front elevation.
Source of Acquisition
Found in collection.
Processed by Melissa Bronheim, July 2014.
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