Church of the Holy Cross at Saint Leo Abbey - St. Leo, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
N 28° 20.227 W 082° 15.592
17R E 376508 N 3135192
Quick Description: Ground was broken for the Church of the Holy Cross at Saint Leo in August 15, 1935, and the most Reverend T.J. McDonough, Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Augustine, solemnly consecrated the new monastic church on January 29, 1948.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/12/2007 11:06:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM2R70
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Sometimes called "the church that orange juice built," the Abbey Church is aptly titled. The sandstone trim, which faces the outer part of the edifice, and used for much of the interior and the side altars, was supplied, cut and polished by Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana. Its deep yellow colors are symbolic of the arrangement between the abbots of the two monasteries - the stone was actually paid for by Saint Leo Abbey orange juice! Saint Meinrad Archabbey supplied many of the carved oak furnishings of the new interior under the same agreement. In return, Saint Leo Abbey kept the Indiana monastery supplied with oranges and grapefruit for many years.
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): St Leo Abbey Historic District

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

33601 State Road 52 St. Leo, FL USA 33574

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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