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St. Nicholas Cathedral (Washington, D.C.)

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== General information and history ==
The original parish church was founded in 1930 as the Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas. The property upon which the cathedral is built was purchased in 1951. The substructure (basement) was completed in 1954 and was used for church services until the superstructure was completed in late 1962.
== Architecture and iconography ==
The cathedral architecture is based on the 12th century St. Demetrius Cathedral of Vladimir, Russia. During the 1990sBeginning in 1991, dedicated [[iconographer]]s from Moscow led by Alexander Maskalionov wrote [[icon]]s throughout the [[narthex]] in the traditional style. This work was completed in 1994.
== Location ==
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