St. Mary's Cathedral Chapel and Diocesan House

St. Mary's Cathedral Chapel and Diocesan House (HM1NRS)

Location: Memphis, TN 38105 Shelby County
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N 35° 8.797', W 90° 2.212'

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St. Mary's Cathedral Chapel and Diocesan House

The church was founded on this site as an Episcopal Mission in 1857 and consecrated on Ascension Day in 1858 by James Otey, the first Bishop of Tennessee. It was designed as the Diocesan Cathedral in 1871 and since 1983 has been the see of the Diocese of West Tenn. The chapel was built in 1887 for the Sisters of St. Mary who established St. Mary's School for Girls here in 1873. The Disocesan House was built in 1902. Construction began in 1898 and was completed in 1926

St. Mary's Cathedral

This church served as a spiritual and relief center during the 1870's Yellow Fever epidemics when 4 sisters, 2 priests and many lat people gave their lives. They are remembered annually as Martyrs of Memphis. During Civil Rights conflicts in 1968 ministers of all faiths gathered here before processing to City Hall to seek a peaceful resolution.
Year Placed1993
Placed BySt. Mary's Cathedral and the Shelby County Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 769948 N 3893323
Decimal Degrees35.14661667, -90.03686667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.797', W 90° 2.212'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 47.82" N, 90° 2' 12.72" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 692 Poplar Ave, Memphis TN 38105, US
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