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Christ Church Cathedral

St. Louis, Missouri
County of St. Louis (City).
1210 Locust Street
National Register Number: 90000345
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MO-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Church.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 12, 1994):
Constructed between 1859 and 1867, this large Gothic Revival church was designed by Leopold Eidlitz (1823-1908), one of the leading architects in America in the latter half of the 19th century, important both for his designs and his writings. Eidlitz' Continental education brought new attitudes to American design, which had traditionally looked to England; though he was not a committed Gothicist--his work showed a wide stylist range for the time--Christ Church Cathedral demonstrates that he was capable of designing a Gothic Revival church equal in quality to any in the country.

141 years of freeze-thaw cycles and urban pollution are continuing to take their toll on the Illinois sandstone. Particularly troubling is the small plant that has taken root above the entrance.

Appropriate maintenance for the building is taking place.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
Continued funding is neede to restore those sculptures not yet repaired.

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