LATROBE, Benjamin Henry
(b. 1764, Fulneck, England, d. 1820, New Orleans)

Interior view

1806-21
Photo
Basilica, Baltimore

For the church Latrobe prepared two designs in both Gothic and "Roman" styles, preference finally being given to the latter in 1804. Sobriety and logical coherence are the main characteristics of the building, which in spite of its simplicity, radiates a sense of elevated dignity. This is largely due to its Ionic portico and the shallow stone dome, which is reminiscent of the Pantheon and rises above the crossing.

The photo shows the interior of the church.