Holy Cross Cathedral

1400 Washington Street

Boston's Catholic cathedral was built by architect Patrick Charles Keely (1816-1896). The son of a church builder, Keely was born in Thurles, County Tipperary, and moved to the US in 1842. He was inspired by 13th century Gothic design, and during his career built over 600 churches and 16 cathedrals.

The Cathedral moved from Franklin Street to the Sound End in 1866, when ground was broken, and took a decade to complete. It sits on an acre and seats 3,500 people. A beautiful stained glass of St. Patrick graces the cathedral.

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