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Old St. Rose of Lima

St. Rose of Lima’s third location, consecrated in 1910, stayed open until 1992, though its roots go back to 1884. Its closure was part of the greater consolidation of Catholic parishes in the West End in the last half of the Twentieth Century.

Regardless, it is a beautiful example of “pure” Romanesque Revival architecture, with hulking, rusticated masonry that gives the church a Teutonic solidity.

The area is now largely served by “New” St. Augustine’s in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood.

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