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FIRST - Outdoor Altar in Mercer County - Viola, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 41° 12.866 W 090° 35.260
15T E 702229 N 4565367
Quick Description: Located in St. John's Catholic Cemetery
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2017 3:31:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMX4VG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of altar: Mercer County
location of altar: US-67, St. John's Catholic Cemetery, N. of Viola
Altar built: 1942

"Aledo, Ill., Oct. 1. [1942] - (Argus News Service) -
  "Above is a new outdoor altar, in face brick and stone trip in St. John's cemetery north of Viola, which was donated and constructed by Antone Comsek of Shale City, superintendent of the Hy-Tex brick plant.

  "The new altar, the first of its kind in any Mercer county cemetery, will be dedicated at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, Oct. 11, at special ceremonies in the cemetery. The Rev. John T. Schield, pastor of St. Catherine's parish will have charge and the sermon will be by the Rev. Edwin Smith, C. S. R., of St. Alflonsus church, Davenport.

  "The cross which surmounts the altar is about 20 feet high and the altar about 10 feet wide. All of the masonry work was done by Mr. Comsek" ~ suddenlink.net

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Date of FIRST: 10/1/1942

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