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Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist under restoration following fire, Queen's Road, St John's, Newfoundland

RIBA Ref No RIBA58106
Architect/DesignerScott, George Gilbert (1839-1897)
Scott, Sir George Gilbert (1811-1878)
CitySt John's
Subject Date1885
Image Date1892
Library Reference3665/4
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectGranite ; Construction sites ; Churches ; Towers ; Cathedrals ; Scaffolding
NOTES: Although the cathedral was consecrated in 1850 only the nave of Scott's design of 1847 had been completed. When George Gilbert Scott Jnr was asked to continue the building of the cathedral in 1880 he kept the original plan for the choir and the transepts but was permitted modifications. This building, completed in 1885, was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1892. Restoration began the following year with the chancel and transepts completed by 1895 and the nave by 1905. The crossing tower has yet to be constructed.

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