the cathedral of st. john the baptist was founded by french refugees from the slave revolt in haiti and from the terror of the french revolution in 1799. the building that stands today was built in 1835.
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, is Savannah's Roman Catholic cathedral and the seat of its diocese. It was originally built in the 1870s and then rebuilt around 1900 after a fire. The cathedral's interior is beautiful, with marble columns, frescoes, a painted ceiling, and plenty of stained glass windows.
The cathedral two steeples overlook the city and can be seen from almost everywhere in the historic district.
It was initially built by French people fleeing the French Revolution because they are noble. The current cathedral was reconstructed in 1899 after a fire which destroyed the prior building.
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
The oldest Roman Catholic church in the state of Georgia. Inside you'll find Italian marble, Austrian stained glass and Persian rugs.