Here’s a great success story about the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist’s restoration in the Diocese of Patterson. The cathedral is on the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers as well as the Paterson Historic District Register and dates back to 1870.
Back in September of 2010, ceiling tiles and plaster fell into the Nave area. Upon further inspection the cathedral was closed; having been deemed a “dangerous” building. Problems with trusses, flooring, and the choir loft are among a few of the issues discovered.
In October of 2014, the restoration project began. Happily, if all goes well, they will complete the renovations/restorations by June of this year and hold a dedication on June 25, the feast of St. John the Baptist. This is a beautiful historic church and very much worth saving.
Click here to read more about the history of St. John the Baptist Cathedral.
Click here for the scope of the project.
Click here for more info on the final stages of the project.