ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Cathedral of the Holy Cross

Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
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Description
ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
"For many Bostonians, the funeral of a cardinal is one of the memorable public events of a lifetime. The older of these two photos depicts the funeral of Cardinal William Henry O’Connell, archbishop of
Boston, held in April 1944 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Washington Street in the South End. The new photo, made from nearly the same viewpoint in 1989, shows a less somber event: the ordination of a priest.

In the intervening years, the old Was...
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Location
Washington Street & Monsignor Reynold Way
Boston, MA 02118
United States

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