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  • Collection: Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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…

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 photograph of the choir and chancel published January 1, 1911, a few months prior to the consecration of the choir and chapels.

Excerpt from a statement of the conditions for architects competing for the commission to design and build the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

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

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine under construction, showing the eastern great arch and the Chapel of St. Saviour.

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."

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.

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."

In this early photograph (ca. 1925), one can still observe the semi-dome of the apse as originally designed by Heins and La Farge. This semi-dome was later redesigned to harmonize more plainly with the increasingly Gothic style of the cathedral.
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