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Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Cemetery

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1918, Charles A. Hausler(?). 101 Lafayette St.

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.

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Author: 
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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ND-01-DU2.

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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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