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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Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Cemetery
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