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Minor Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Baltimore, Maryland
County of Baltimore (City).
401 Cathedral Street
National Register Number: 69000330
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Religious facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MD-7 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Church.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 11, 1971):
The first Roman Catholic Cathedral built in the United States. Latrobe broke with traditions of American church architecture in designing a Latin Cross plan for this church, and a sophisticated system of barrel vaults and shallow domes for its interior. Many alterations, notably the addition of two onion-shaped domes, were made in the original Latrobe design at a later time.

There are no threats to the landmark.

A 30-month, $35 million restoration was completed in November of 2006.

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