Monday, February 10, 2020

St. Casimir's Church in Canton

Interestingly, there are several churches designed by P&L, or in this case, P, Willis & L. Although St. Anthony's is more of an abbey than a church, there is a chapel on the premises. They did part of Second Presbyterian Church in Guilford, as well. But the church that is probably most well-known is St. Casimir's in Canton. 
From Wikipedia: St. Casimir's was established as a parish in 1902, and was established to serve the needs of the growing Polish-American community.
The building was erected and dedicated in 1927. In less than a year, another Polish Catholic Church was established in Patterson Park, as there were more than 11,000 Polish immigrants living in Baltimore at that time. The church is designated as a Polish parish and is administered by the Conventual Franciscans.
In the early 2000s, an extensive restoration of the church was undertaken, with the building envelope being stabilized and restored first. Then the roof was restored, followed by the tower domes, masonry and statuary.

In 2005, the portico doors, terrazzo lamps and vaults were completed, followed by the removal and restoration of the stained glass.
The interior work began in 2008 and was completed in 2010 by JRS Architects. 
St. Casimir's is still an active church with more than 1,000 members. 

You should visit.

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