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Cathedral of Saint Joseph

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Identification

Cathedral of Saint Joseph
122573

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
modernism

Usages

church

Facts

  • The Cathedral of Saint Joseph is a modernist interpretation of Gothic themes in masonry and glass.
  • The structure is of reinforced cast concrete with limestone sheathing.
  • The building can seat 1,750 people.
  • It is the home of the Archdiocese of Hartford.
  • It replaced a neo-Gothic structure that burned in 1956.
  • It is noted for its large stained-glass windows made in Paris, reminiscent of Paris' famous Sainte-Chapelle.
  • The ceramic tile mural behind the altar is the largest of its kind in the world.
  • The tower contains twelve cast bronze bells ranging in weight from 225 lbs. to 3,850 lbs. and is topped with a 25' stainless steel cross.
  • The cathedral has an Austin organ with over 8,000 pipes.

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Location

140 Farmington Avenue
140 Farmington Avenue
06105
Hartford
Connecticut
U.S.A.

Technical Data

284.00 ft
284.00 ft
1962

Involved Companies

Eggers & Higgins

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