Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Paul's Cathedral
On September 15, 1825, St. Paulís was the center for an extraordinary ecumenical event- It was designed to launch an unprecedented humanitarian relief effort. Mordecai Noah, of New York City,proposed that Grand Island, down river from Buffalo, become a City of Refuge, to be named Ararat. This was to be a proto-Zionist solution to millennia of jewish exile and homelessness. The Rev.Addison Searle permitted the dedicatory ceremony to be held, with much pomp, in St. Paulís. The project was not successful.
The present church, designed by Richard Upjohn, was completed in 1851. It was designated as the Episcopal Cathedral in 1866. On May 10, 1888, the Cathedral was almost entirely destroyed by fire. Only the outer walls and two spires remained. Dr. Israel Aaron, Rabbi of Temple Beth
Today, the Cathedral Parish of St. Paul continues its long history of ecumenism, social service and spiritual ministry to the metropolitan community. Wardens and Vestry of St. Paul's Cathedral and the Very Rev. N. DeLiza Spangler, Dean of the Cathedral and The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 42° 52.971′ N, 78° 52.552′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from Main Street just from Church Street (New York State Route 5), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14218, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The City of Buffalo Sent 18893 Men to Serve in the Great War (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Paul's Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellicott Square Building (within shouting distance of this marker); General Kazimierz Pulaski First Greek Settlers of Buffalo (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellicott Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Prudential (Guaranty) Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Grover Cleveland (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
Also see . . . HABS Record for Saint Paul's Episcopal Church. HABS Statement of Significance: St. Paul's Cathedral a key architectural landmark in downtown Buffalo serves as visual anchor for the south Main Street area. It is flanked on the west by Sullivan's Prudential Building of 1894-95 (NY-5487), and on the east by D. H. Burnham's Ellicott Square Building of 1895. With new commercial buildings rising above it to the north, the Cathedral and its surrounding park create an open, low-profile, pedestrian space. (Submitted on January 4, 2015.)
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