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Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Landmarks of New York

 
 
Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 2006
1. Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral Marker
Inscription.  Construction of this first cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of New York was begun in 1809, the year following the creation of the Diocese. The original building, designed by Joseph F. Mangin, was dedicated in 1815, enlarged in 1833-42, and almost totally destroyed by fire in 1866. The rebuilt structure was rededicated two years later. In 1879, when the new cathedral on Fifth Avenue was opened, Old St. Patrick’s became a parish church. Here John McClosky in 1875 was invested as the first American Cardinal.

Plaque erected 1963 by The New York Community Trust
 
Erected 1963 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 43.408′ N, 73° 59.697′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Mott Street and Prince Street, on the left when traveling south on Mott Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 263 Mulberry Street (rectory & office), New York NY 10012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ancient Order of Hibernians (here, next to this marker); Within These Grounds Are Buried The Pioneering Priests
Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2019
2. Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral
The marker is on Mott Street, left of the main entrance.
(here, next to this marker); St. John N. Neumann (a few steps from this marker); Fourteenth Ward Industrial School of the Children’s Aid Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters of Charity (within shouting distance of this marker); “I Absolve You” (within shouting distance of this marker); Play Street - Little Italy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Neighborhood - Little Italy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral interior image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 2006
3. Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral interior
Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral Markers image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 25, 2016
4. Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral Markers
St. Patrick's Complex National Register of Historic Places marker and Bishop DuBois crypt marker, on Mott Street to the right of the main entrance.
Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 25, 2016
5. Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral graveyard
The cathedral is surrounded by a high brick wall.
Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral Plaques of Appreciation image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 24, 2016
6. Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral Plaques of Appreciation
<i>...southwest view of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral (old(...</i> image. Click for full size.
Eugene Armbruster (courtesy of the New York Historical Society), 1924
7. ...southwest view of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral (old(...
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   7. submitted on May 1, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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