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Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle

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Identification

Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle
119578

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
romanesque revival

Usages

church (roman catholic)

Facts

  • The late Pope John Paul II held mass here on October 6th 1979.
  • The cathedral was designated such in 1939.
  • The cathedral is in the form of a Latin cross and can seat around 1,000 worshippers.
  • U.S. President John F. Kennedy's funeral was held in this cathedral on the 25th of November 1963.
  • The cathedral honours the patron saint of civil servants and is the seat of the Archbishop of Washington.
  • The cathedral's architectural style is a hybrid mixture of the Romanesque and Byzantine styles.

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Location

1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW
1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW
20036
Washington
District of Columbia
U.S.A.

Technical Data

200.00 ft
190.00 ft
155.00 ft
136.00 ft
1893
1913

Involved Companies

Heins & La Farge

Features & Amenities

  • Cathedral title is officially assigned
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