San Francisco Landmarks
Close, pronounced with a long o, is defined as an enclosed place, especially land surrounding or beside a cathedral or other building.
Grace Cathedral is one of the last major Gothic Revival structures ever built, and the third largest Episcopal cathedral in the United States after the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York and the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul in Washington. Grace Cathedral is the only one of the three with its basic structure completed.
It was designed by noted Bay Area architect Lewis P. Hobart in the French Gothic Style with some Spanish influences.
From San Francisco Planning Commission Resolution 9917, January 12, 1984.