We encourage everyone to read about the Basilica's renowned architect, Raphael Guastavino, who came to the area to work on the Biltmore House in the early 1900's. It is the fascinating history of an old world artist bringing his talents to the United States.
In addition, an explanation of what makes a building a Basilica answers one of our most frequently asked questions. Click on
What is a Basilica ?
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The art and architecture of the Basilica of Saint Lawrence is a National Treasure. Details are contained in our self-guided tour brochure located to the right under Documents.