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Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral, Manhattan, New York

The Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral, or Old St. Patrick's, is located at 260-264 Mulberry Street between Prince and Houston Streets in the Nolita neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, with the primary entrance currently located on Mott Street. Built between 1809 and 1815, and designed by Joseph-François Mangin in the Gothic Revival style, it was the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York until the current Saint Patrick's Cathedral opened in 1879. Liturgies are celebrated in English and Spanish.

 

The church was designated a New York City landmark in 1966, and the cathedral complex was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. It was declared a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI on March 17, 2010.

 

The baptism scene in The Godfather was filmed in the old Cathedral, as was the scene in The Godfather, Part III in which Michael Corleone receives an honor from the church.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Patrick%27s_Old_Cathedral

 

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Taken on May 17, 2012