The Restored Cathedra Arrangement of the Cathedral of St. Paul

The firm of Duncan G. Stroik Architect undertook a restoration of the cathedra of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota to bring it back to its original glory. LAJ is told that the original wood canopy and ornamental crown were in the basement of the offices of the Archdiocese of St. Paul, and the cathedral also had an original fabric sample from the historic canopy. Duncan G. Stroik Architect documented the existing pieces and coordinated the reinstallation, adding new fabric and the arms of the bishop. Here is what they managed to accomplish which, I think you will agree, is stunning. 


The Historical Arrangement

The Restored Arrangement

This is a very fine bit of work that lends itself not only to the symbolic importance of the cathedra, but also to its visual prominence inside this spacious and impressive cathedral.

Very well done and congratulations to the cathedral on this fine restoration work that they commissioned.

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