An Alum Was the Architect of St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Boost your knowledge of Columbia history with our “Did You Know?” video short.


Did you know that the architect of St. Patrick’s Cathedral was James Renwick Jr. CC 1836? Renwick (1818–95), whose father was an engineer, architect and professor of natural philosophy at Columbia, entered the College at 12 and studied engineering. He earned a master’s in 1839.

Get the scoop about Renwick’s career and his best known work in this video adaptation of CCT’s “Did You Know?”