Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour

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Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour

The Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour in Faribault is the oldest cathedral in Minnesota. Built 1862 - 1869, it was the first church in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America designed as a cathedral. The architect was James Renwick, Jr., who also designed St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York and the Smithsonian Institution Building in Washington. On August 10, 1979, the cathedral and its guild house were added to the National Register of Historic Places. On February 19, 1982, there was a boundary increase to add the bishop's residence to the National Register.

Our Merciful Saviour was founded by Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple, who is buried beneath the altar. In 1941, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis was dedicated as the seat of the bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota, but the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour retains its status as a full cathedral as well. The present dean of the cathedral is the Very Rev. James C. Zotalis.

National Register listings
Original
  • Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour **
  • (added 1979 - Building - #79001253)
  • Also known as See Also: Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour and Guild House
  • 515 2nd Ave., NW, Faribault
  • Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Renwick & Co.
  • Architectural Style: Gothic Revival
  • Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
  • Period of Significance: 1850-1874
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Religion
  • Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure
  • Current Function: Religion
  • Current Sub-function: Religious Structure
Boundary increase
  • Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour and Guild House (Boundary Increase) **
  • (added 1982 - Building - #82003009)
  • Also known as See Also:Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour
  • 515 2nd Ave., NW, Faribault
  • Historic Significance: Person, Event, Architecture/Engineering
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
  • Architectural Style: Late Victorian
  • Historic Person: Whipple,Bishop Henry Benjamin
  • Significant Year: 1894
  • Area of Significance: Architecture, Religion
  • Period of Significance: 1875-1899
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Religion
  • Historic Sub-function: Church Related Residence
  • Current Function: Religion
  • Current Sub-function: Church Related Residence

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