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  • Collection: Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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

"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."

This 1907 article aims to satisfy two streams of public curiosity regarding the cathedral in progress. On the one hand, a sequence of captioned photographs depicts engineering accomplishments, such as the hoisting of the large granite columns for the…

An illustrated historical overview of the cathedral. Includes its charter; the names of trustees, officers, and staff; as well as accounts of the Choir School, the Cathedral League, and other affiliated groups. Covers the earliest planning, the…

This interior view shows the original design plan for a great dome over the crossing of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The great dome is echoed by smaller domes over the nave (to the right).

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."

This ground plan was published as part of Heins and La Farge's "Competitive Design." Note the relatively modest length of the nave in proportion to other parts of the cathedral.

This longitudinal section exemplifies the contrast that Heins and La Farge envisioned between the cathedral's interior (with its Byzantine-style domes) and its exterior (with its angular Gothic spires). Round arches were to be employed throughout.

In this article, Heins and La Farge enumerate and explain the seven essential features of their design, "almost everything else being a matter of detail subject to reconsideration." This was the last in a series of four articles, each of which…

"A Sermon in Behalf of Church Consolidation Preached in the Crypt of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine Sunday January the Twenty Second 1899." In this sermon, William Reed Huntington argues in favor of Church Unity in the United States. He uses…
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