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St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church

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1932, Edward Rutledge. 200 Delaware Ave.

Italian Renaissance detail clads this parish church, but it is inflated to monumental scale and crowned by a tiled saucer dome behind a grand Corinthian portico. However, the ornament is Celtic in theme if not in style, as evident in sculptor Leonard Mitchell's St. Patrick emerging from the frame of the tympanum. Samuel Yellin created the handwrought ironwork within the interior.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church", [Olyphant, 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, 491-491.

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