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1880 Proposed R.C Cathedral Building Plan

1880 Proposed R.C Cathedral Building Plan

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Title: The Building News 1880 Proposed New R.C Cathedral - Hong Kong
Year: 1880  

Condition: Fine
Type: Lithograph
Colour: Uncoloured
Area Shown: Hong Kong
Engraved Area: 15.625 x 10.375 inches /39.7 x 26.4 cm

Item info: 

Issued in the Building News Dec 24th 1880. View and General Plan of the proposed new R.C Cathedral - Hong Kong. Lithographed and Printed by James Alerman, 6 Queen Square, W.C, London. History of The Hong Kong Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception : The first Roman Catholic cathedral of Hong Kong was built in 1843 on Wellington Street and destroyed in a fire in 1859. The cathedral was rebuilt, but subsequently a different site was selected just above Caine Road by the Glenealy Ravine, where it is still located today. The Cathedral was designed by Crawley and Company of London. Construction of the new building started in 1883. Services first began in July 1886 under the auspices of the Apostolic Vicar Dominic Pozzoni and the first Mass was celebrated on 7 December 1888.



Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Friday, December 24, 1880