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St. George’s Cathedral

St. George's CathedralAs you’re walking around Kingston, enjoying the dog days of summer, look up, look way up and appreciate some of the wonderful architecture this town has to offer. This drawing (ca. 1890) is of the St. George’s Cathedral dome which was added to the Church in 1892 when the Cathedral was expanded. The galleries, the altar and three walls were demolished and a new chancel and transepts with new galleries were built. The dome was added to hold it all together. While you’re at it wander inside and take a self-guided tour, or get yourself tickets to an evening of music offered by their Summer Concert Series. The acoustics of the Cathedral are wonderful.

Click on the stamp-sized photo on the left to see the drawing in full resolution.

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