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It has a towering presence at Brady and West 12 Streets in Davenport. It is the first cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

The history goes back about one hundred fifty years. Trinity is reminiscent of English Gothic Cathedrals. It was designed by Edward Tuckerman Potter of New York City, one of the leading church architects of his time.

Ron May is the organist. The cathedral has a beautiful pipe organ. It is about thirty four years old and was built in Canada. May says the Episcopal Church has a great tradition of really fine music. It's part of the component of praise, he says, when people come to worship.

The original pews in the cathedral are made from Iowa walnut. Most of the stained glass windows date back to the 1800's. The structure of the beams is in the shape of a ship. The Very Reverend John Horn is the Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. He says the shape of the beams gives the congregation the sense of being on a journey.

The cathedral also has a Bible which once belonged to Bishop Henry Washington Lee, the first Episcopal Bishop of Iowa.

The steeple and bell tower reach toward the heavens and add to the beauty of the cathedral.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is one several churches in Davenport which will be featured on May 19th during  the Hilltop Altar Crawl. The tours  are scheduled for 1:00-5:00pm.