Traditional Architecture, Design and Documentation

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cathedral Steps

Meleca Architecture is assisting in the replacing of the St. Joseph Cathedral steps in downtown Columbus, Ohio. 

East Broad Street Entrance

Main entrance on E. Broad Street

The steps will be replaced using the same material - Columbus limestone.  Below is a close-up of this rare stone.   

North Shore Stone Quarries of northern Ohio is the only company who mines the stone.  It comes from their quarry near Lake Erie.  Columbus limestone is also used in the Ohio Statehouse, which is located just down the street from the Gothic designed Cathedral. 

The steps facing E. Broad Street are scheduled to be completed in time for Easter Service.  The steps facing the east will be completed by May.

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