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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. Finbar illustration

 Collection
Identifier: A-00-9033

Scope and Contents

From Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, two black and white images of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. Finbar, Charleston, South Carolina, as it appeared after the fire of 1861. The images depict the tower, side aisle, and rear view of the cathedral.

Dates

  • Created: 1862

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.

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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Extent

0.10 linear_foot (1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Images of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. Finbar, Charleston, South Carolina, as it appeared after the fire of 1861.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Bronheim, October 2013.

Title
Inventory of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and St. Finbar illustration
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

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