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St. Raphael Cathedral

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Identification

St. Raphael Cathedral
Saint Raphael Cathedral
123349

Map

Structure in General

church
demolished [destroyed]
masonry
sandstone
exposed structure
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

church

Facts

  • The Cathedral burned in a massive fire on March 14, 2005. The roof collapsed into the sanctuary, but the steeple remained. The fire was soon determined to be arson.
  • Saint Raphael's is one of the tallest buildings in downtown Madison. It is constructed of sandstone in a Romanesque Revival style.
  • On June 11, 2007, the Bishop of the Madison Diocese announced that the damaged St. Raphael Cathedral will be demolished and replaced with a new cathedral church on the same site.
  • Made a cathedral in 1866, it was closely associated with the Irish community in Madison, and is considered one of the most important of Madison's pioneer era landmarks.
  • This building was never intended to serve as a cathedral, but was elevated to that status in 1945, when Madison became the seat of the 11-county diocese.

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Location

214-222 West Main Street
99 South Henry Street
216 West Main Street
53703
Isthmus
Madison
Wisconsin
U.S.A.

Technical Data

71.63 m
71.63 m
1853
1862
Aug 2008

Involved Companies

John Nader
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