139 Pearl Street
Hours: VIP Access: 9:00am/General Public: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Last admittance: 2:55 pm
Photography and filming allowed.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Public restrooms: Yes
Offering: Self-guided tours; Exhibits
Visitor Experience: Visitors will be met by various displays depicting events and information that span St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral’s 200 year history in Buffalo, NY. Cathedral member volunteers will be present to answer questions.
Building Description: Richard Upjohn designed St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in the Gothic Revival style. Construction began in the spring of 1850 and was complete in its essentials when the church was consecrated in October 1851. Spires on the two towers were finished in 1870. The church sits on a triangular lot bordered by Church and Pearl Streets, and what is now named Cathedral Park. After a gas explosion and fire in 1888, Robert W. Gibson was commissioned to supervise the rebuild of St. Paul’s, and on January 3, 1890 the church reopened. St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral is the cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, and is classified as a National Historic Landmark. The Cathedral was incorporated on February 10, 1817.