Church of St. Patrick - Tacoma, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 47° 15.944 W 122° 27.963
10T E 540392 N 5234832
Quick Description: The Church of St. Patrick was built in 1906 and can be found on the edge of the North Slope Historic District of Tacoma, Washington.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2007 3:52:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM2G33
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 83

Long Description:
The following text is from St. Patrick's Website:
In 1891 there were three Catholic churches in Tacoma; St. Leo, Holy Rosary and St. Mary. Because of the close proximity of the three churches, and the recognized need of a church in Old Town, Bishop Junger gave permission to dissolve St. Mary's and to establish St. Patrick Church in the Old Town section of Tacoma. Early in the spring of 1892, a small 30' x 40' frame church was built on the corner of Tacoma Avenue and Starr. The modest wooden church building also served as the Parish school.

On August 15, 1905 the original wooden church building was destroyed by fire. Construction of the current church building at No. 12th & "J" was begun in 1906 and the church was dedicated by Bishop O'Dea on June 30, 1907.

The structure is located at the edge of the North Slope National Historic District, one of the largest residential National Historic Districts in the United States. It is a beautiful structure with gorgeous stained glass, stonework and woodwork.

Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 01/01/1906

Age of Church building determined by?: Cornerstone or plaque

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 9:00 AM

Street address of Church:
1001 N. J St.
Tacoma, WA USA

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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