St. Patrick Cathedral

Fort Worth, Texas
National Register of Historic Places, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark

Designed by architect J. J. Kane 1888, St. Patrick Cathedral shares a site with St. Ignatius School and the parish rectory. We prepared a Preservation Plan for the complex, including an assessment of existing conditions and recommendations, schematic designs, and cost estimates for the repair and conservation of historic building materials and extensive improvements desired by the Owner, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ft. Worth. The restoration program defined in the Preservation Plan was approved by the Diocese and fully implemented in a multi-phase restoration program.

Key Issues

• Replace aging roof and gutters
• Restore historic finishes and stained glass
• Improve acoustics, design new sound system and lighting; integrate concealed mechanical systems into the historic fabric
• Reinforce structure; analyze masonry and specify conservation procedures

St. Patrick Cathedral exterior

St. Patrick Cathedral exterior