Memory Bank: Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is photographed in 1932, where it still stands. Established in 1837 on Monument Circle as the first Episcopalian church in Indianapolis. At the time, the church had to erect a fence around the property to keep pigs out of the churchyard. Construction began on the current building in 1857; the spire was added in 1869, at a cost of $1,425.

Sources: Christ Church Cathedral, Indiana Historical Society 

Credit: This photo is courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society and is part of the Bretzman Photography Studio Collection. More images are available at 

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