Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Archdiocese of Connecticut. The building at 955 Main Street is an historic gothic revival design of the 1820’s by the architect Ithiel Town, who also designed the original castellated Wadsworth Atheneum.
The Morgan family were devout Episcopalians and were closely associated with Episcopal archdiocese of Connecticut. Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford was the Morgan’s family church. J.P. Morgan made important donations in 1894 to enhance the interior and decorative objects used in church rituals. His father’s funeral was conducted here.