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Cathedral Of The Most Blessed Sacrament

Located at Woodward & Belmont Streets, the Cathedral was begun in 1915 by Cleveland Architect Henry A. Walsh. However the Cathedral didn’t look like it did today when Walsh was finished.


*** Photo from the Diehl & Diehl Archives ***

The local firm of Diehl & Diehl were commissioned by the Archdiocese to finish the towers and make the interior more Cathedral like. In 1940, D&D Job 0600 was put in motion to add the towers.


*** Photo from the Diehl & Diehl Archives ***

Work continued through the 40’s, and into the 1950’s.


*** Photo from the Diehl & Diehl Archives ***

Next time you’re inside, look around. Much of the work you’ll see was created by Detroit’s most famous architectural sculptor Corrado Parducci. The photo above was taken in Parducci’s studio that was on Cass & Sibley (now demolished).

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