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Cathedral of St Andrew

New Google Business View – 360 Virtual Tour of Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Grand Rapids, MIichigan

Professionally photographed & produced by Carl Turek owner at Michigan 360 Tours. We work directly with Google Maps, producing Business View Tours of companies & businesses throughout Michigan.

We, the owners of Michigan 360 Tours, professional photograph Google Business View – interactive 360° Virtual Tours of the insides of Churches throughout Michigan. We are featuring these Business Tours directly onto the Google Search engines. When your guests and visitors are searching for your church on the internet, they now will have an immediate access to a walk-through virtual Tour of the inside of your facility. Your guests can instantly tour your worship on the internet using their computer or mobile device. These Business Tours will be featured directly onto Google Search, Google Maps and your Google+ Business Page. Plus you can easily embed a copy of the Tours to your Website! These Tours greatly enhance your SEO on the net.

The Cathedral of Saint Andrew, a Heartside district parish and the Mother Church of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. Learn more about the Cathedral. St. Andrew’s history traces its beginning to the founding of St. Mary’s Church by the Rev. Frederic Baraga. He built a small church, rectory and school on the west bank of the Grand River and the people who attended the church were Native Americans. The Rev. Andreas Viszoczky was named the parish’s first pastor two years later. After the Native Americans left and the town of Grand Rapids grew, Father Viszoczky built a new church on Monroe Street which he named St. Andrew. The church building was constructed of Grand River limestone and completed in 1850.

Grand Rapids continued to grow as did the parish and a new church was soon needed. In 1875 the present church was started on Sheldon Boulevard and completed a year later. On May 19, 1882 Pope Leo XIII established the Diocese of Grand Rapids. The diocese’s first bishop Henry J. Richter chose Saint Andrew’s as his cathedral and was consecrated in it on April 22, 1883.
Lightning struck the cathedral in 1901 and a fire destroyed part of the church building. It was rebuilt and expanded. Some of the wooden beams above the ceiling still show the charred marks from the fire. A television studio was created in the cathedral in the 1950s to televise a weekly Sunday Mass. The cameras have been updated in the 21st century to provide for digital broadcasts. Another expansion of the cathedral facilities occurred from 1961-1963. The St. Ambrose Chapel wing was added at that time and Maple Street from Sheldon to Division was closed and a green space created.

A major renovation of the cathedral in 1979-1980 brought the altar forward into the congregation and a vesting and gathering area was created. Another major renovation from 1997-2000 created a baptismal pool and refurbished the stained glass windows and the Stations of the Cross. The current pipe organ was installed in 2002. The front entrance of the cathedral was remodeled in 2009 and the Piazza Secchia was laid. It is patterned after the piazza created by Michelangelo on the Capitoline Hill in Rome.

Take a Tour throughout this lovely church

Click and drag anywhere in the Tour to ‘look around’. Click on the white directional arrows to go to the next tour area. Click on upper right corner to see ‘full screen’ Tour.

Tour the front of the church at the altar

Click and drag anywhere in the Tour to ‘look around’. Click on the white directional arrows to go to the next tour area. Click on upper right corner to see ‘full screen’ Tour.

Tour the beautiful St. Ambrose chapel

Click and drag anywhere in the Tour to ‘look around’. Click on the white directional arrows to go to the next tour area. Click on upper right corner to see ‘full screen’ Tour.

Tour this magnificent church from the outside

Click and drag anywhere in the Tour to ‘look around’. Click on the white directional arrows to go to the next tour area. Click on upper right corner to see ‘full screen’ Tour.

These Church business photos are uploaded directly to the Cathedral of St Andrew's Google+ Business Page:

Guests can view your:
Full page 360° Virtual Tour

Also the Tours will be placed on Google Maps for Mobile.
Plus you can embed the Virtual Tour to your website and Facebook page.
See the Google Virtual Tour on Cathedral of Saint Andrew’s website:

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