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St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral

La Cathédrale Catholique St. Andrew

 
 
St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Lester, October 14, 2013
1. St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral Marker
Inscription. Soaring skywards with its bold array of coloured brick, stone and slate, St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral displays the confident spirituality that characterizes the best religious architecture of the High Victorian Gothic style. Designed in 1892 by Perrault and Mesnard of Montréal, St. Andrew's was inspired by the medieval cathedrals of Europe, whose emphatic verticality and picturesque asymmetry greatly appealed to 19th-century Roman Catholic taste. The wall patterns, created by combining building materials of different colours, are a distinctive feature of the mature phase of the Gothic Revival style.

Pointant vers le ciel son ensemble audacieux et coloré de briques, de pierres et d'ardoises, la cathédrale catholique St. Andrew témoigne de la spiritualité confiante propre à la meilleure architecture religieuse de style néo-gothique de l'apogée victorien. Conçue en 1892 par Perrault et Mesnard, de Montréal, elle s'inspire des cathédrales de l'Europe médiévale, dont la verticalité hardie et l'asymétrie pittoresque plaisaient tant aux catholiques du XIXe siècle. Les décorations murales, créées par des matériaux de couleurs différentes, sont également typiques de la période de maturité du néo-gothique.
 
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Location.
St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Lester, October 14, 2013
2. St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral
48° 25.527′ N, 123° 21.749′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is on Blanshard Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 710 View Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 713 Johnson (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Royal Theatre (about 210 meters away); Congregation Emanu-El (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Tiger Company Fire Hall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Bastion Cannons (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Bastion (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Wesleyan Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Fort Victoria (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Victoria.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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