Speechless Sunday (More or Less) - The New Cathedral

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The New Cathedral - Catholic Church - St. Louis, MissouriThe New Cathedral - St. Louis, Missouri.

On May 1, 1907, ground was broken on the New Cathedral.  The first mass was celebrated on October 18, 1914. 

For those who haven't been inside the the New Cathedral, it is an amazing sight.  Work on the mosaics started in 1912.  The mosaics in the side chapels and sanctuary were designed and installed by the Tiffany Company.  Work continued for 78 years and was completed in 1988. To fully understand the massive scope of the project, there are 83,000 square feet of mosaic glass tiles with over 41.5 million individual tiles in 7000 colors

To see the inside of the New Cathedral, click on New Cathedral Tour.  The New Cathedral is located at 4431 Lindell Blvd. in the Central West End neighborhood of the City of St. Louis.

Interested in purchasing a new home, condominium or loft in the Central West End?  Contact Ryan Shaughnessy at PREA Signature Realty at 314-971-4381.

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Charles Perkins
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It is amazing the time spent on some of these beautiful buildings.  I understand that the Washington National Cathedral also took about 75 years to build. 

Oct 24, 2009 05:15 PM #1
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Guy Thomas
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What a beautiful work of art.  The grandeur and craftmanship of many cathedrals is simply awesome and inspiring.  It is amazing to know the ingenuity and collective work of many can reach this level of beauty. Thank you also for the history lesson and facts on the construction.  Those numbers and the time comittment necessary arehard to comprehend in our current "now" society.

Oct 24, 2009 05:21 PM #2
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Ryan Shaughnessy
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Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

Charles - It is a pretty awe inspiring view.

Guy - Think of it as a huge jigsaw puzzle with tiny 1x1 pieces.

Oct 24, 2009 05:34 PM #3
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Jim Hale
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Ryan-

I presume there must also be an Old Cathedral.  Where is it?

Oct 24, 2009 08:01 PM #4
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Don Rogers
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Ryan,

This is an interesting look at the Cathedral and one that shows both the time and money investment.  Why the name "New Cathedral"?

Thank you sir for the overview.

Oct 24, 2009 11:45 PM #5
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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Ryan

What a beautiful piece of architecture. It's amazing the amount of art of architectural accomplishments that can be seen in lots of churches.

Oct 25, 2009 01:18 AM #6
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Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
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Looks like a great place with a lot of history and stories to tell?

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Oct 25, 2009 02:56 AM #7
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Susan Brown
Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too) - Kingwood, TX

Ryan, What a glorious church.  And if the pictures of it, inside & out, are that breathtaking, I can only imagine how wonderful it must be in person.  Thanks for sharing!

Oct 25, 2009 04:20 AM #8
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Ryan Shaughnessy
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Jim - There is an Old Cathedral.  Both are located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Don - Officially, it is known as the Basilica of St. Louis.  It replaced the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, which is located between Hwy 70 and the Arch grounds.  Both were known as St. Louis Cathedral. 

Tom - It is pretty amazing.  It cost $1 million to build.  Probably costs more than that just to maintain now per year.

Charles - It is amazing sight.

Susan - It is pretty awe inspiring.  The photograph above was taken on a rainy day and really doesn't do it justice.

Oct 25, 2009 10:55 AM #9
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Jim Hale
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I'm not a Catholic, but I must say, the Catholic church architecture is rock solid.

Oct 25, 2009 08:53 PM #10
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Ryan Shaughnessy
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Jim - Don't have to be Catholic to enjoy the beauty of the building.  Thanks for taking a look.

Oct 26, 2009 02:23 AM #11
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Maria Morton
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Ryan, this is right up my alley! I love the old cathedrals and this one is exquisite. "Rock solid" - good one, Jim.

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