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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

1.) Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Los Angeles

-Built in 2002
-Replaced 1876 Cathedral of Saint Viblana
-The name reflects the original name of Los Angeles when it meant “City of Our Lady, Queen on the Angels
-Final cost was $189.7 million
-Architecture is from spanish designer who was used the themes of light and journey to create the brightly illuminated church
-Interior details include bronze doors, tapestries and a crypt mausoleum

2.) St. Louis Cathedral
New Orleans

-Built in 1794
-Oldest continuously operating cathedral in the U.S.
-One of the major landmarks of the French Quarter
-Docent tours explain how the church nearly collapsed during Katrina
-Spanish colonial architecture
-Known for painted murals

3.) Cathedral Church of St. Paul



-Founded in 1818
-First Neoclassical building in New England
-In 1912 was christened Episcopal Diocese Cathedral of Massachusetts
-Located on Boston Common
-Open interior set with a coffered barrel vault
-Elected the third African-American deacon in the county