(A. Balet/Wikimedia Commons ) From 1930 to 1988, a series of beautiful Byzantine-inspired mosaics depicting the life of St. Louis was added to the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.
12 of the Most Beautiful Churches in America
JANUARY 19, 2013Kaeli Conforti
No matter what your religious affiliation is, everyone can find enlightenment in the towering domes, mosaic artworks, and impressive sculptures, not to mention the stories behind these buildings.The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City is well worth the 20-minute subway ride from Times Square. The Episcopalian Cathedral takes up an entire block and is tall enough to hold the Statue of Liberty.Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis in St. Louis, MO: The Archbishops of St. Louis during the early 1900s were very persistent in their desire to build the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis--not even a devastating tornado at the time could stop them from raising the $1 million needed to construct the Byzantine and Romanesque style Cathedral.
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