Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Interior of Belleville cathedral

On the 4th January 1912 St Peter's Cathedral in Belleville, Illinois, was gutted by fire. The temeperature was so cold that firemen's hoses could not reach the eighty-feet high roof which was totally lost. However firemen stopped the fire reaching the bell tower which continued to toll the quarter hours and strike the hours during the fire.
This fine photograph shows the interior of the rebuilt cathedral