Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
St. Paul Catholic Church
The cornerstone was laid on Nov. 12,1865 and church consecrated by the Rt. Rev. G.A. Carroll, Bishop of Covington, on Oct. 18, 1868. The remains of the first pastor, Fr. Bekkers, are interred in a vault in the narthex of the church. In 1909, St Paul was divided into two separate and distinct parishes due to substantial growth. Over.
The church is a fine example of Gothic Revival architecture. At the time of completion, the 210-foot bell tower was the tallest in the city. Clocks from Boston added in 1883 were the city's first church tower clocks. The twelve single-panel stained glass windows were designed and manufactured by G. C. Riordan Co. in Cincinnati.
Erected 2015 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2468.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is November 12, 1865.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 425 West Short Street, Lexington KY 40507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Todd Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); Lexington (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town Branch (about 400 feet away); Pioneer Burying Ground (about 400 feet away); Clark Hardware Company Building (about 500 feet away); African American Physicians (about 500 feet away); First Inauguration (about 700 feet away); Breckinridge's Last Home (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
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