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The Baltimore Basilica

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Identification

The Baltimore Basilica
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore Cathedral
236399

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
neo-classicism

Usages

church

Facts

  • The Baltimore Cathedral was the first metropolitan Roman Catholic cathedral built in the United States, and the first major religious structure built here after the adoption of the Constitution.
  • As the seat of the once persecuted Catholic Church east of the Mississippi River, it came to symbolize a new era of American religious freedom.
  • It is considered a masterpiece of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, one of the new nation's first outstanding architects.
  • Architectural historians have called it the most architecturally advanced American building of its time, the most beautiful church in North America, one of the great buildings of the West, and one of the finest examples of Neo-Classical architecture in the world.
  • The renovation architects were recognized with a 2009 Honor Award from the National Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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Location

2-18 West Mulberry Street, 400-408 North Charles Street
408 North Charles Street
21201
Downtown
Baltimore
Maryland
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1806
1821

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