Christ Church Cathedral

1210 Locust St., St. Louis, Missouri

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Christ Church Cathedral

1. EXTERIOR

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Description 

Constructed between 1859 and 1867, this large Gothic Revival church was designed by Leopold Eidlitz (1823-1908), one of the leading architects in America in the latter half of the 19th century, important both for his designs and his writings. Eidlitz' Continental education brought new attitudes to American design, which had traditionally looked to England; though he was not a committed Gothicist--his work showed a wide stylist range for the time--Christ Church Cathedral demonstrates that he was capable of designing a Gothic Revival church equal in quality to any in the country. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 12, 1994

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 7, 1990
Reference number
90000345
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Late Gothic Revival; Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Religious structure
Current functions
Meeting hall; Religious structure; Institutional housing; Civic; Church school; Specialty store
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1859; 1867

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2017: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Mapped landmark

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