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To: NYer
I wonder if it was part of the old east wall of the cathedral that was removed to build the Lady Chapel in 1903. It wound up as part of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in upper Manhattan. Here's a picture:


This is the original east wall of St. Patrick's Cathedral facing Madison Avenue now up on Hamilton Heights. The original altar had elaborate reredos to disguise it. I wonder if the cathedral's cornerstone was moved as well.

4 posted on 10/14/2011 9:32:10 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam
This is the original east wall of St. Patrick's Cathedral facing Madison Avenue now up on Hamilton Heights.

Fascinating. They moved the entire wall?! Do you know approximately when this was done and why?

5 posted on 10/14/2011 9:43:44 AM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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