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Downtown in Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cathedral of St. Andrew

July 7, 1878

 
 
Cathedral of St. Andrew Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 5, 2022
1. Cathedral of St. Andrew Marker
Inscription.  
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is July 7, 1878.
 
Location. 34° 44.554′ N, 92° 16.35′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. It is in Downtown. Marker is at the intersection of South Louisiana Street and West 7th Street, on the left when traveling south on South Louisiana Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 617 S Louisiana St, Little Rock AR 72201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LaFayette Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Max Henry Aronson – The First Cowboy-Western Movie Star (about 700 feet away); Home of Robert Crittenden (about 800 feet away); First Little Rock Council Meeting (approx. ¼ mile away); Nash House (approx. ¼ mile away); Thurston House
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Nash House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Regarding Cathedral of St. Andrew. Excerpt from the National Register nomination:
Construction of St. Andrew's Cathedral, designed by architect Thomas Harding, was started in 1878 and completed three years later, making it the oldest existing church building in Little Rock. The Catholic Church had been active in Arkansas since the time when the French governed this area as a territory. St. Andrew's parish was organized in 1838 and it erected a church building the next year on property directly opposite the present building. The 1845 St. Andrew's Cathedral, located at 2nd and Center Streets, served the parish until 1878 when the present building was begun. Although St. Andrew's was dedicated in November 1881, it was 1887 before the steeple was finished.

 
Also see . . .
1. Saint Andrews Catholic Cathedral (PDF). National Register nomination for the church, which was listed in 1986. (National Archives) (Submitted on November 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Cathedral of St. Andrew Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 5, 2022
2. Cathedral of St. Andrew Marker
The bell tower with steeple stands 231 feet tall.
 

2. History of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. According to church records, the first Mass celebrated in Little Rock was celebrated by Fr. Peter Donnelly in 1830, in a room over Dugan's Store at 2nd and Main Streets. (Cathedral of Saint Andrew) (Submitted on November 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

3. Cathedral of St. Andrew. Built in Gothic Revival style, the Cathedral of St. Andrew is made of rusticated granite mined from the Fourche Mountains, the northern section of the Ouachita Mountains. (Josh Hart, Encyclopedia of Arkansas) (Submitted on November 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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