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Precious Blood Cathedral

Precious Blood Cathedral

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Precious Blood Cathedral

Photo from Google Street View ©2014 Google - Posted January, 2014

Precious Blood Cathedral

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The District of Algoma
The City of Sault Ste. Marie
In front of the cathedral at 778 Queen Street East
west of Pim Street

Coordinates: N 46 30.434 W 84 19.570


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Plaque Text

This church was constructed in 1875 and dedicated in 1876 as the Parish Church of The Sacred Heart by Bishop Jean-Francois Jamot. It replaced a wooden building constructed in 1846 which had served as a Jesuit missionary post for this region. Built of local red-gray sandstone, it was designed in the Gothic Revival style with a single nave, tall lancet windows, and an imposing tower and slate roof. In 1901 transepts were added and in 1930 a new vestry was built. Both additions adhere to the original style. The Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie was created by the Holy See in 1904 and this church was selected as the Diocesan Cathedral. It was renamed the Cathedral of the Precious Blood in 1936.



Sault Ste. Marie Plaques

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