Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist - click to enlarge

Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist (1)

The first cathedral was built in 1854 but it burned in the great Charleston fire of 1861. An enormous part of the city was destroyed. This building was started in 1890, completed in 1907.

Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist - click to enlarge
Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist – click to enlarge

The church is known for it’s rare Franz Mayer & Co. stained glass.

Like many of the Charleston churches, and there are many, the doors can usually be found open to the public. Sad, but not common anymore.

Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist - click to enlarge
Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist – click to enlarge

This is the first article in a series of photographs of this historic church.

4 thoughts on “Cathedral Of St. John The Baptist (1)”

    1. Hi. No we were lucky this time it went north at the last moment. Just a normal storm. However, now the floods are starting again north of us.

      Hurricanes and the ‘Lowcountry’ don’t mix well. I never lived in a place without a hill before. Thanks for asking.

    1. Windows like that are everywhere n Charleston 😀. They are beautiful. There can be 2 or 3 old churches on a single street. From the mid 1600s Charleston was the destination for most denominations leaving the ‘old world’.

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