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Born: 11/1/1818, Died: 6/23/1895

The tenuous connection to Philadelphia for the illustrious James Renwick evolves from his possible connection to William Rodrigue on the design of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. A surviving 1859 preliminary perspective includes both names, and contracts indicate that both Rodrigue and Renwick were to be paid for the design. Since Rodrigue was the archbishop's brother-in-law, his role has usually been reduced to an associate.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

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  • Columbia College

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