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St. Lucy's (Italian) Roman Catholic Church

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1923, Vincent Russoniello. Scranton St. and St. Francis Cabrini Ave.

Russoniello's American Baroque essay is a brick box of a church, with a lantern rising above the crossing and a sumptuous marble facade. It is a monument to the stoneworking skills of the architect, a parish member who came from the Carlucci family of Italian stone carvers. A vast broken pediment encloses fine sculptural groups in the tympanum, while Sts. Peter and Paul stand watch in roundels mounted on the flanking wings in a manner reminiscent of the contemporary Italian Novecento movement. A jewel-like cornerstone, rendered in mosaic, glitters in the base.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "St. Lucy's (Italian) Roman Catholic Church", [Scranton, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 490-490.

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