Basilica wins historic preservation grant contest

The cathedral was up against 25 other recognizable sites for the chance at a $100,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to use towards restoration projects. Nearly 28,000 people voted.
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The cathedral was up against 25 other recognizable sites for the chance at a $100,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to use towards restoration projects. Nearly 28,000 people voted.

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