St. James Cathedral marks 100 years since Great Dome collapse

"Snow" falls during the Dome's Day celebration at St. James Cathedral on Feb. 2, 2016. Photo: Maria Laughlin "Snow" falls during the Dome's Day celebration at St. James Cathedral on Feb. 2, 2016. Photo: Maria Laughlin

St. James Cathedral in Seattle celebrated the centennial of the collapse of its great dome with a "Dome's Day" celebration on Feb. 2.

Irish dance in St. James Cathedral
The program included dramatic readings, song, Irish dance, and artificial snow falling in the middle of the cathedral, followed by an ice cream social.

St. James' dome caved in after a heavy snowfall on Feb. 2, 1916. It took more than a year to repair the cathedral building, and a flat ceiling replaced where the dome had been.

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Anna Weaver

Anna Weaver was the multimedia, online and social media editor, and writer for Northwest Catholic from 2013-2018.

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