Architecture: Most Beautiful Cathedrals/Churches-U.S./Canada Buildings/Attractions

Architecture: Most Beautiful Cathedrals/Churches-U.S./Canada

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Vote on your favorite architecture for churches, cathedrals, temples, and other religious edifices in Canada and the U.S. 

 


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    Washington National Cathedral
    Photo: Freebase/Public domain
    Washington, DC

    Episcopal

    Style: Neo-Gothic

    Built from 1907-1990  (decorative work continues as of 2011)
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    Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

    Roman Catholic

    Style: Gothic Revival
     
    Dedicated: 1829
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    Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

    Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
    Photo: Missouri State Archives
    St. Louis, Missouri

    Romanesque

    Styles:  Neo-Byzantine and Romanesque

    Completed in 1914
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    Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

    Sacramento, CA

    Roman Catholic

    Styles:  Italian Renaissance (exterior)/ Victorian (interior)

    Completed: 1889
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    New York, NY

    Roman Catholic

    Neo-Gothic

    Original construction from 1858-1872 with a hiatus during the Civil War

    New structures including the spires followed, and the building was rededicated in 1910.  
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    Cathedral of Saint Paul
    Photo: Brian Adams
    Saint Paul, MN

    Roman Catholic

    Style:  Classical Revival

    Built 1904

     
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    Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis

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    Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

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    Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

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    Memorial Presbyterian Church

    Saint Augustine, Florida
     
    Styles:  Second Renaissance Revival and Neo-Byzantine

    Built in 1889 by rail magnate, Henry Flagler.  
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    Basilica of St. Josaphat

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    Bryn Athyn Cathedral

    Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania

    General Church of the New Jerusalem

    Styles: Norman & Gothic

    built 1913-1919
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    St. Mary of the Angels in Chicago
    Photo: Ian Freimuth
    Chicago, Illinois
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    Sacred Heart Church, Galveston

    Galveston, Texas
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    Byodo-In Temple

    Byodo-In Temple
    Photo: beautifulcataya
    Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii
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    Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

    Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
    Photo: David Yu
    San Francisco, CA
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    Cathedral of Saint Helena

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    Kensington, Maryland

    Church of Latter Day Saints

    Style: Modern/White Marble exterior

    Built 1968-1974

     
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    Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

    Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
    Photo: Freebase/Public domain
    Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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    Saint Joseph's Oratory

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