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Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament Detroit

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Identification

Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament Detroit
Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Detroit
250656

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
copper
limestone
sandstone
applied masonry
neo-gothic

Usages

church

Facts

  • The cathedral's twin bell towers measure 108 feet to the roofs, and 135 feet to the spires atop them. The main spire at the center of the church rises to a height 174 feet.
  • The 22 stained glass windows of the cathedral were designed using a Medieval practice called the "pot metal process" which allows for deep, rich colors, but also allows for greater transparency letting more light into the cathedral.
  • The church was designed in the Norman Gothic style, and is faced in Ohio sandstone and Indiana limestone. Common of this style, it is built in the form of a crucifix.
  • The soaring, twin bell towers on the front facade were constructed between 1950 and 1951.
  • Pope Pius XI granted this church the title "cathedral" in 1938 making it the mother church of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

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Location

9844 Woodward Avenue
2 Belmont Avenue
9844 Woodward Avenue
48202
Central
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

174.00 ft
174.00 ft
237.50 ft
125.00 ft
1913
1914
1951

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