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AMERICAN CATHEDRAL IN PARIS

AMERICAN CATHEDRAL IN PARIS
Paris, France
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BACKGROUND

Constructed between 1881 and 1889, the American Cathedral in Paris was designed by George Edmond Street, a leading Gothic Revival architect. Officially known as the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, the construction began in the late 1870s when Reverend John Brainerd Morgan purchased the land necessary to accommodate American Episcopal worshippers in Paris. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Conservation carried out with WMF support focused primarily on the triple lancet windows located behind the altar and their masonry enclosure. Conservation of these elements was launched in June 2001, with an examination and provisional structural support for the stained glass panels and their lead features by a stained glass conservator who had worked on similar problems at the Church of St. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

George Edmund Street was an important nineteenth-century architect, whose work took on great significance in this period. His design of the American Cathedral of Paris was a commission requiring great skill in conveying Episcopalian ideals, evoking an American cultural presence, and fitting the building into the Paris streetscape. (...)