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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Postcard Thursday: Greetings from Saint Augustine!


The oldest Roman Catholic parish in America is the one headquartered at the basilica cathedral in Saint Augustine, Florida. The parish was founded in 1565; its current church dates back to the 1790s, but it has burned many times. After the fire of 1887, the diocese hired James Renwick, Jr. -- of St. Patrick's Cathedral fame -- to oversee the restorations. This bell tower was added following Renwick's designs.

James wrote a story for The New York Post about Renwick's New York domestic work -- you can read it at:

https://nypost.com/2018/06/06/the-secret-legacy-of-the-architect-behind-st-patricks/

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