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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, on the corner of 18th and Capitol Avenue, has been one of the few constants of downtown Omaha. It was finished in 1883 and has survived the carnage of redevelopment that has taken virtually every other historic building in the downtown area. I used to walk by the Cathedral when I went downtown with my mother as a young child, and was always fascinated by the beauty of the building. But more compelling were the two gray sarcophagi that are prominently displayed in the courtyard of the church. The courtyard is the oval-shaped variegated-colored stone section in the aerial shot below.