Martha and Wayne Bifano Interview, 2011

Trinity Cathedral is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio and is located in downtown Cleveland.This is an interview about the history of the church in Cleveland from the beginning of its' first structure in 1829 to the present structure consecrated in 1907. The Bifanos give some background to the history of the area and how it relates to the growth of Trinity. Throughout the course of the interview there is discussion related to the previous buildings but the focus is on the present Trinity Cathedral with its' Gothic design. There is also discussion related to the detail of the inside architecture and symbolic meaning related to some of the work and design. There are other discussions related to the congregation and changes to it over the years. Toward the end of the interview, focus is more on the services provided and recent structural changes to make what is now Trinity Commons.

Participants: Bifano, Martha (interviewee) / Bifano, Wayne (interviewee) / Valore, Kenneth (interviewer)
Collection: Sacred Landmarks
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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