John Carroll, the countrys first bishop, later Archbishop of Baltimore, and cousin of Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Benjamin Henry Latrobe, father of American architecture, and Thomas Jeffersons Architect of the Capitol guided the design and architecture of the historic Baltimore Basilica, built from 1806-1821.
In 2001, under the leadership of Cardinal William H. Keeler, 14th Archbishop of Baltimore, the Basilica of the Assumption Historic Trust, Inc. launched a campaign to restore the neglected Basilica to Latrobes original vision. The restoration included providing public access to the archbishops' crypt; the construction of a chapel in the undercroft; incorporation of the Basilica Museum; handicap accessibility to the entire Basilica; a complete overhaul of the Basilicas infrastructure; and much, much more.
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Geogblog On 02/05/2009
It looks splendid. How are the sermons?