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St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church

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1929, Vincent Russoniello. 316 Parrish St.

Russoniello was the most creative of the architects who built their careers in the ethnic communities of the northern anthracite region. This is a sure-handed work of black and white marble and tile, a bit of Siena in a Wilkes-Barre neighborhood. Hidden at S. Grant and Lehigh streets is another of Robert Ireland's intriguing schools ( LU36), the Grand Army of the Republic Junior/Senior High School (1925). This one is not notable for its detailing but for its vast windows that give the building a strongly modern character.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church", [Wilkes-Barre, 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, 472-472.

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