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The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

LANDMARKS OF NEW YORK 
THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE 

THIS EDIFICE SERVES THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH AS 
THE CATHEDRAL OF THE BISHOP OF NEW YORK. 
THE CORNERSTONE WAS LAID ON DECEMBER 27, 1892, 
AND THE FIRST SERVICE WAS HELD IN 1899 IN 
THE CRYPT BENEATH THE CHOIR. HEINS AND 
LA FARGE, THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECTS, WERE 
SUCCEEDED BY CRAM AND FERGUSON IN 1911 
AND THE PRIOR ROMANESQUE PLANS WERE 
TRANSFORMED TO A GOTHIC DESIGN. 

PLAQUE ELECTED 1953 BY 
THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST

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