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St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Croatian Church, North Side

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2015
1. St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Croatian Church, North Side Marker
Inscription. The first Croatian Catholic parish in America was established in 1894. The 1901 church was a center for spiritual and social Croatian culture. Croatian immigrants fled religious, economic, and political oppression to pursue new lives in Pittsburgh. Its familiar geography and economic opportunities attracted many Croatians. Despite a 14-year preservation effort, the modified Romanesque church and grotto were razed in 2013.
 
Erected 2015 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 27.503′ N, 79° 59.189′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Pennsylvania Route 28 0.1 miles south of 31st Street Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is located at the St. Nicholas Church Historic Site next to PA 28. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto (here, next to this marker); St. Nicholas Church (here, next to this marker); Mala Jaska (here, next to this marker); Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Church (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing.
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2015
2. St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Croatian Church, North Side Marker
); St. Nicholas Church and Mala Jaska (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herr's Island (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Menace of the Iron Horse (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Thomas Carlin's Sons Foundry (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  Preserve Croatian Heritage Foundation. (Submitted on June 19, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Dedication
The marker was dedicated on Saturday, June 20, 2015 during a soggy day in Pittsburgh. Many dignitaries were in attendance, including Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, the Croatian Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Josko Paro. Former PA Senator James Ferlo. Along with the singing of the US and Croatian National Anthems by the Duquesne University Junior Tamburitzans.
    — Submitted June 20, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2015
3. St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Croatian Church, North Side Marker Dedication
National Anthems of the United States and Croatia, performed by the Duquesne University Junior Tamburitzans
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2015
4. St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Croatian Church, North Side Marker Dedication
Master of Ceremonies, William Vergot
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2015
5. St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Croatian Church, North Side Marker Dedication
His Excellency Josko Paro, Republic of Croatia, Ambassador to the United States
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 20, 2015
6. St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Croatian Church, North Side Marker Dedication
Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 20, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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