The Cathedral of St. Paul, Birmingham

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#6 of 8 in Historic Sites in Birmingham
The Cathedral of Saint Paul — informally known as Saint Paul's Cathedral — is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. Designed by Chicago architect Adolphus Druiding, the Victorian Gothic-style brick building was completed as a parish church in 1893. It was elevated to Cathedral status with the creation of the Diocese of Birmingham in 1969.
Father James Coyle's remains will be relocated from Elmwood Cemetery to this church where he was its priest.
Druiding of Chicago was the Architect Firm. The contractor that had to be talked into moving to Birmingham to build the project was Lawrence Scully. Just prior to its completion, Lawrence Scully was killed when his horse-drawn carriage was spooked by a passing motor vehicle that honked its horn. The horse reared and flipped the carriage over, killing Lawrence Scully. Lawrence Scully also built one of Birmingham's first public schools, the Powell School.
Two buildings, the church and associated school, were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as St. Paul's Catholic Church in 1982.
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  • My wife and I had the pleasure of attending a Saturday night mass at St. Pauls. It was wonderful gazing at the beautiful architecture before and during mass. The acoustics in these older churches are ...  more »
  • Classic Gothic Church with interesting interior. Pleasant place to attend Mass with some parts presented in Latin.  more »
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  • Twice been here for weddings and both times blown away by the beauty. Fantastic cathedral and great staff. Highly recommend for any wedding venue.
  • The most beautiful holy place in downtown Birmingham .Very spirit filled as you view the beauty of the place. The Church show God and the forgiveness of sin.

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