Washington National Cathedral
The Washington National Cathedral is located on Mount Saint Albans in the United State's capital city.
The Cathedral has three Rose Windows with iconography:
- West window - the Creation Window, designed by artist Rowan LeCompte, on the theme of "Let there be light.” The window incorporating a ten petal rose, and predominantly blue with bursts of autumnal colours, is filled with 10,500 pieces of stained glass.
- North window - the Last Judgement.
- South window - the Church Triumphant.
- 6 January 6, 1893 - Congress granted a charter (incorporation papers) to the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation of the District of Columbia, allowing it to establish a cathedral and institutions of higher learning. Signed by President Benjamin Harrison, this charter is the birth certificate of Washington National Cathedral.
- 1906 - The chapter voted to build the cathedral in the Gothic style with its architecture modelled upon the Medieval cathedrals of France and England.
- 29 September 1907 - The first foundation stone was laid in a festive ceremony, in the presence of President Theodore Roosevelt and over ten thousand citizens of the United States.
- 1918 - President Woodrow Wilson attended official thanksgiving service for the end of the First World War.
- 1928 - President Calvin Coolidge opened the General Convention of the Episcopal Church at the Cathedral.
- October 1929 - Stock market crash and the depression slowed construction.
- 31 March 1968 - Martin Luther King delivered his "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution" address in the pulpit of the Cathedral.
- 1976 - The west rose window dedicated in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II and President Gerald Ford.
- 1983 - The final phase of construction began with the setting of the first stone for the west towers.
- 1990 - The completion of the west towers marked the end of 83 years of construction.
- 23 August 2011 - Three of the four spires of the Gothic cathedral's central tower were damaged during an earthquake.
Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Wisconsin and Massachusetts Ave., NWWashington D.C.
United States38° 55' 50.052" N, 77° 4' 15.132" W