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St. Louis Cathedral
Construction on the Cathedral began in 1724. The Church of St. Louis was designed by Adrien dePauger. The church was destroyed by fire on Good Friday, 1788. Don Aldres Almonester y Roxas built and presented the new church to the people of New Orleans. The new church, designed by Don Guillemard, architect, was constructed 1789-1794. In 1820, the central tower was added by Benjamin H. B. Latrobe, architect. In 1847, the church was redesigned by J.N.B. dePouilly, architect. Construction began in 1849 and on Feb. 19th, 1850 the new tower collapsed onto the church. In 1851, Samuel Stewart completed construction of the cathedral at a total cost of $139,238. The new St. Louis Cathedral was dedicated on December 7, 1851. In 1859, the open air iron and wood center spire was enclosed with slate. The cathedral stands today, only slightly altered from the original designs of the 1850s.