|Romanesque and Gothic
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine was built in its early stages based upon a design that accentuated Romanesque features of Cathedral Architecture. Romanesque and Gothic were the prevailing Cathedral styles.
Romanesque architecture includes the following elements: round, arched arcades that support wooden roofs or stone vaulting, and small windows amidst large stone walls. Each portion of the Cathedral, while connected to other parts of the church, remains its own unit (Cathedrals and Churches - Romanesque).