Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Item Info

Item No: pdcp00998
Title: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Additional Title: Logan Square, east side
Creation Date: 4/17/1934
Historic Street Address: 1723 Race Street
Historic Street Address: 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is the head church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the largest Catholic church in Pennsylvania.  It was built from 1846-1864, and designed by Napolean LeBrun; the dome and facade--added after 1850-- were designed by John Notman.  

The Cathedral was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, in 1971.  It is located at 18th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on the east side of Logan Square.

Facsimile of image used in the exhibition, Corridor of Culture: 100 Years of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Parkway Central Library West Gallery, September 2017-November 2018.


Creation Year: 1934
Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.956848
Geocode Longitude:-75.167578