Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

The Cathedral of St. Matthew, at 1725 Rhode Island Ave NW, is the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.
It has been the site of many historic events, most notably the funeral mass for John F. Kennedy in 1963. It also had funeral masses for Senator Joseph McCarthy, Philippine President Manuel Quezon, and Supreme Court Justice William Brennan. A Red Mass is held each year before the start of the Supreme Court term, which is attended by the Supreme Court justices and many members of Congress.
The building was designed by architect Christopher Grant LaFarge, who also designed the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Construction began in 1893, the first mass was celebrated in 1895, and the dome was completed in 1913. The building is in the shape of a Latin cross, made out of red brick, with sandstone and terra cotta trim. The style is Romanesque Revival, with some Byzantine elements.

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