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St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church

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1890, Edwin Forrest Durang; c. 1910 remodeled, John A. Duckworth. 6 N. Church St.
  • (© George E. Thomas)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The church appears to have several phases, the first looking to mid-nineteenth-century German design, then a second phase characterized by Victorian color probably by Durang, and, finally, Colonial Revival bits by Duckworth. Durang was Philadelphia's principal architect of Catholic churches, while Duckworth was from Scranton. The most memorable feature is the single spire that rises needlelike, at the east end of Memorial Park, engaging in architectural dialogue with the heftier tower of the city hall at the park's other end.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church", [Carbondale, 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, 492-492.

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