St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Cincinnati

St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Cincinnati

Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati. It is a Greek Revival structure located at 8th and Plum Streets in downtown Cincinnati. The cornerstone of Saint Peter in Chains was laid on May 20, 1841, under the direction of then-bishop — later archbishop — John Baptist Purcell, and formally dedicated on November 2, 1845. Its striking single spire, which soars 220 feet above street level, was the tallest man-made structure in the city for many decades. The interior of Saint Peter in Chains is distinctly unique among Roman Catholic cathedrals in America, with its Greek-themed mosaics depicting the Stations of the Cross, its ornate Corinthian columns and its massive bronze doors. The cathedral is a popular venue for weddings.

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Sight Name: St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
Sight Location: Cincinnati, USA
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Tour of Cincinnati's Religious Sites  

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