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Saint Lucy's Church

 
 
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By James True, July 29, 2011
1. Saint Lucy's Church Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1891, this parish has been built and sustained through the labor, generosity and faith of Italian immigrants and their descendants. St. Lucy's long was the religious and cultural heart of Newark's "Little Italy", the old 1st Ward. This church, designed in Romanesque Revival style by architect Neil Convey, was dedicated in 1926. It is magnificently adorned with an ornate altar, imported statues, stained-glass windows, and huge murals by Gonippo Raggi. In the church is the National Shrine of St. Gerard Maiella of Caposele, Italy, an 18th century benefactor of the poor and a patron of mothers. His feast, celebrated here since 1899, draws thousands each October for special services and street processions. St. Lucy's has sponsored a grammar school, a girls' residence, housing developments, a drum and bugle corps, and many community organizations. In more than a century it has been led by just three pastors - Msgr. Joseph Perotti, Rev. Gaetano Ruggiero, and Msgr. Joseph Granato. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
 
Erected by The Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee.
 
Location. 40° 45.034′ N, 74° 10.58′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker
Saint Lucy's Church image. Click for full size.
By James True, July 29, 2011
2. Saint Lucy's Church
can be reached from 7th Avenue west of Ruggiero Plaza, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is mounted to the front of the church building, to the right of the main doors. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 7th Avenue, Newark NJ 07104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plume House (approx. 0.3 miles away); House of John Plume (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belleville Avenue Church (approx. half a mile away); Donald T. Dust Home (approx. half a mile away); Seth Boyden (approx. 0.6 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.6 miles away); Newark & Washington Park in the 19th Century (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Seth Boyden (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newark.
 
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Saint Lucy's Church image. Click for full size.
By James True, July 29, 2011
3. Saint Lucy's Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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