October 2016 - Milwaukee WI
The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is the episcopal see of the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
OK I had to see what Wikipedia meant by episcopal see. An episcopal see is, in the usual meaning of the phrase, the area of a bishop's ecclesiastical jurisdiction.
Phrases concerning actions occurring within or outside an episcopal see are indicative of the geographical significance of the term, making it synonymous with "diocese".
Archbishop John Henni purchased land for the cathedral in 1844. The cornerstone was laid on December 5, 1847, after nearly $30,000 was raised for construction. It was completed in 1852 and dedicated to John the Evangelist.
In 2001 a gated garden and atrium were added at the north end of the building.
A huge crown of thorns.