Preserve The Cathedral

Campaign

  1. Settlement
  2. Antque Bells
  3. Nave Ceiling
  4. Structure
  5. Interior
  6. Stained Glass
  7. Waterproofing
Cathedral Settlement

Cathedral Settlement

The St. Louis Cathedral has historically been challenged with ground settlement and the spread of the floors and walls.  This professional engineering work will prevent ongoing movement and damage.
Approximate Cost $48,500

Antique Bells Repair

Antique Bells Repair

The beautiful bells of our Cathedral ring out to the city.  The bells need constant repair to the aging equipment, bell yokes, and structural frames.
Approximate Cost $50,000

Central Nave Ceiling Restoration

Central Nave Ceiling Restoration

The infrastructure of the Cathedral ceiling is deteriorating in places and plaster keys are broken, damaged or missing.  The repair to this area of our beloved Cathedral is vitally important.
Approximate Cost $175,000

Cathedral Structural Repair and Stabilization

Cathedral Structural Repair and Stabilization

The floors and walls have seen centuries of faithful worship in this holy space.  Over those years, the moist soil of Louisiana shifts and settles.  The work of structural engineers is needed to repair foundational cracks, replace termite-damaged wood trusses and stabilize of our beloved Cathedral.
Approximate Cost $525,000 

Interior Plaster Repair and Painting

Interior Plaster Repair and Painting

The stunning beauty of the Cathedral makes a visit memorable.  To return parts of that beauty, cosmetic attention is needed on the interior of the Cathedral.  The Cathedral needs full interior ceiling renovations including repairing bad plaster and the prep and paint of wood columns, molding, windows and trim.
Approximate Cost $750,000 

Full Stained Glass restoration

Full Stained Glass Restoration

The artistic restoration and preservation project of the Cathedral’s stained glass remains a top priority.  The meticulous process of restoration includes: removing all the windows, re-leading the stained glass seams, replacing missing pieces, sanding and painting steel frames, and the reinstallation of the stained glass panels.
Approximate Cost $2,759,000 

Exterior Waterproofing of the Cathedral

Exterior Waterproofing of the Cathedral

The vicious elements of south Louisiana take their toll on our city’s icon.  The work is needed to waterproof the outside so that it does not succumb to the elements.  Everything from stucco repair to sealants are needed.  All this work will be done to honor historic building codes of the Vieux Carre Commission while protecting this gem for generations.
Approximate $3,225,000

Exterior Waterproofing of the Cathedral

Where to Donate

Donations to these projects may be made through this website or by check to:

CCF – Preserve the Cathedral Fund
7887 Walmsley Avenue
New Orleans, LA  70125