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Saint Petersburg in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Paul Catholic Church

Established 1925

 
 
St. Paul Catholic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Fr. Len Plazewski, February 24, 2011
1. St. Paul Catholic Church Marker
Inscription. After purchasing ten acres of scrub pine and swamp in 1922, Bishop Barry of St. Augustine directed the pastor of St. Mary’s in downtown to begin construction of a school building on this not-so-promising site. Construction began in 1925 and Sunday mass was celebrated regularly in the school auditorium by 1926. In 1929, St. Paul’s became its own parish with the appointment of the first pastor, Fr. James Enright. A year later, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany arrived and opened the parochial school, the oldest in Pinellas County. During the next 25 years the parish experienced a building boom as a convent, rectory, permanent church, cafeteria and high school building were built. This expansion coincided with the Post-War “Baby-Boom” and explosion of development in Florida.
 
Erected 2011 by Diocese of St. Petersburg.
 
Location. 27° 47.338′ N, 82° 39.085′ W. Marker is in Saint Petersburg, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker can be reached from 12th Street North near 18th Avenue North. Click for map. Marker is located on the southwest corner of the church fascade behind the grotto. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 12th Street North, Saint Petersburg FL 33704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
St. Paul Catholic Church Grotto image. Click for full size.
By Fr. Len Plazewski, February 24, 2011
2. St. Paul Catholic Church Grotto
are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lynching of John Evans (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Brigadier General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pinellas County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); S. H. Kress and Co. Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); Our Heroes of the World War (approx. 1.4 miles away); The United States Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Soreno Hotel (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. Petersburg Central Yacht Basin (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  St. Paul's Catholic Church. (Submitted on February 25, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
St. Paul Catholic Church (Southwest side) image. Click for full size.
By Fr. Len Plazewski, February 24, 2011
3. St. Paul Catholic Church (Southwest side)
St. Paul Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Fr. Len Plazewski, January 12, 2010
4. St. Paul Catholic Church
St. Paul Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Fr. Len Plazewski, January 12, 2010
5. St. Paul Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Fr. Len Plazewski of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Fr. Len Plazewski of Tampa, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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