This week’s photo is of the venerable Cathedral of the Holy Cross, located on Washington St in the South End. It was designed by the nineteenth century Irish-American ecclesiasitical architect Patrick Keely. Construction started just following the Civil War in 1866 and was completed in December of 1875. The 1700 seat church has hosted such events as a requiem mass for President John Kennedy and a prayer service by Pope John Paul II. Interesting construction note: the cathedral was constructed using mainly Roxbury puddingstone which is – you guessed it – the bedrock that lays under the town of Roxbury.
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