Old Cathedral renovation seeks to restore a treasure

LISA JOHNSTON | lisajohnston@archstl.org
An extensive renovation of the Basilica of St. Louis King of France, popularly known as the Old Cathedral, is under way with scaffolding in place on the exterior to repair stonework -- just one step in a comprehensive effort to restore this treasure of the Church and city. "There's new technologies as to how to protect the stone as well as enhance its quality, and we're taking advantage of that," said Father Richard Quirk, associate pastor of the parish.

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