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  • Collection: Cathedral of St. John the Divine

A revised ground plan, as envisioned by Ralph Adams Cram in his 1913 sequence of published plates "Design Proposed for the Completion of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York."

The interior facing east, as envisioned by Ralph Adams Cram in his 1913 sequence of published plates "Design Proposed for the Completion of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York."

One of the many photographs that were published of the consecration and preceding events.

This photograph, included in an April 29, 1911 article on the consecration of the choir and chapels, provides a sense of how the unfinished cathedral was enclosed with temporary walls so that it could be utilized.

This article describes the ceremonies held on April 19, 1911, in which the choir and the two chapels that had so far been built (St. Saviour and St. Columba) were consecrated.

"Before the first note of the organ sounded," observes the author of the article in which this photograph appears, "every seat in the crossing save those reserved for the junior clergy was occupied."

A southeast perspective of the exterior of the cathedral was required by the rules of the competition. This perspective is from Heins and La Farge's "Competitive Design."

"The architects who have been appointed by the trustees to design the metropolitan cathedral are both young men," comments the unnamed author of the 1891 Churchman article featuring these photographs. "Nor is it any disparagement to say,” theā€¦

Excerpt from one of the articles in which Bishop Henry C. Potter's appeal "To the Citizens of New York" regarding the planned new cathedral was published.

In this article from Architectural Record, an unnamed author compiles, presents, and critiques the recently accepted plans for the cathedral.
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