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Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Cemetery

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1918, Charles A. Hausler(?). 101 Lafayette St.
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)
  • (Photograph by Steve C. Martens)

In 1898, twenty-six Bohemian settlers from the Czech Crimea met to organize a Catholic parish and began building a church in New Hradec, which they dedicated to Sts. Peter and Paul. When this wood-framed church burned in 1916, they initiated construction of a brick sanctuary and, later, a brick parochial school, both of which remain in use. The gable-fronted church has an ogee-arched entrance and a corner tower with a polygonal spire. A cemetery is situated next to the church, reflecting distinct funerary customs of the Bohemian American culture group in its grave markers.

Writing Credits

Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay


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Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay, "Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Cemetery", [Dickinson, North Dakota], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of North Dakota

Buildings of North Dakota, Steve C. Martens and Ronald H. L. M. Ramsay. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 173-173.

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