The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, one of the larger cathedrals in the United States, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. It is located at 89 Ridge Street in Newark, New Jersey. Envisioned as a "fitting monument to the faith," construction began in 1899 and was finished in 1954. The original design called for an English/Irish-gothic church, but plans were later modified in favor of a French-gothic style.
The cathedral is one of the largest non-downtown buildings in Newark, and can be seen from very far away.