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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Church Interior

Church Interior

Interior of unknown church or date. People need to record better than they did. Still a neat interior shot. From my negatives collection. View full size.

Beautiful

What a lovely church. I wonder if it stands today in this condition?

The statue on the right

The statue on the far right is St. Therese of the Little Flower. I attended Little Flower grade school for eight years and that same statue had a similar position in our church.

St Patrick's ?

Catholic church/chapel obviously. The large statue on the left is St. Patrick. May be a clue to the name of the church. Oh, and there are carved harps over the doorways. Another clue. There appears to be some sort of "Adoration" as the large cross on top of the repository is holding a Host. There is a parishoner in the front right pew, appears to be wearing a hat, so a woman. This is so typical of Catholic churches/chapels all through the 1900s 'till the end of the 50s. Photo likely taken in the 1950s.

 
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