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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Responding to a comment about Holy Family Church

A comment from one of my postings about Holy Family Church.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the spirits of those Slovak miners and their founding families rise out of the rubble and let their presence be made known.
November 21, 2011 11:15 PM

Amen Anonymous...amen.

By way of history, this was actually the second Holy Family Church.  The first was a wooden structure on, on think, Capouse Avenue.  That original structure stopped being a church after the brick structure was built on North Washington avenue.  I understand that the original church actually stood until the 1940's used as an indoor racketball/handball court until it was demolished.

The picture I saw of the wooden structure actually showed it to somewhat resemble the brick church, all be it on a smaller scale.

When you consider just how little some of these miners had, and how they must have sacrificed to build these churches, it's actually pretty awe inspiring.  

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