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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…

"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…

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

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).

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

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

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.

"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,” the…

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."

"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."
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