[Roman Catholic Cathedral, Trinidad, B.W.I.]

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dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-01T19:45:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-01T19:45:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-01T19:45:46Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/5991
dc.description Colour: White, Green, Grey and Cream Hues; Style: Portrait; Other: Unbordered, Divided. en
dc.description.abstract Photo of Roman Catholic Cathedral, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. This Cathedral was built on the site west of Tamarind Square, where the first Catholic church ever built in Port of Spain was erected of wood and clay in 1781. The foundation stone for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was laid in March 1816 on the eastern end of what was then known as Marine Square, now Independence Square. The church was consecrated Palm Sunday 15 April 1832, completed in 1936 and in 1851 was ranked a Minor Basilica. Twelve bells and a clock were added in 1879. Built in Gothic design in the shape of a Latin Cross, the walls and two grand towers that flank the entrance were made of blue limestone mined from the Laventille quarries. The towers however had to be replaced after they were destroyed in an earthquake 1825. One of the unique features of the Cathedral is a crypt beneath the building that houses the final remains of Catholic Church officials, including Archbishops interred here from 1828 to 2000. Postcard No. 5386. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding for this project has been provided by Mrs. Irma E. Goldstraw. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wilsons Ltd.,Trinidad en
dc.rights Please contact the Main Library, The University of the West Indies for permission to use the digitized images. wimail@sta.uwi.edu en
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Postcards en
dc.subject Christianity--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Catholics--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Catholic church buildings--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Church architecture--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Architecture--Details en
dc.subject Cathedrals--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Clocks and watches--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Towers--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Gates--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Fences--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Historic buildings--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Cities and towns--Trinidad and Tobago--Port of Spain en
dc.subject [1920]
dc.subject Wrought-iron--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject.other Marine Square (Port of Spain) en
dc.subject.other Independence Square (Port of Spain) en
dc.title [Roman Catholic Cathedral, Trinidad, B.W.I.] en
dc.type Image en


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