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St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church

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1905; 1916 enlarged; 1923 rectory. Eagles Mere Ave. at Geyelin Ave.
  • Presbyterian Church (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

Pointed-arched stained glass windows make this simple one-story gable-roofed church arguably Gothic Revival, but its dark stained shingle walls allow it to blend with the many nearby shingled cottages. A small two-story gambrel-roofed rectory is attached near the rear of the church. The town's other two active churches are the Gothic Revival Presbyterian church (1887, Albert C. Little) on Pennsylvania Avenue and the 1907 Shingle Style former Methodist (now Federated) church at Allegheny and Laporte avenues. A 1922 Baptist church is no longer active.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church", [Eagles Mere, 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, 558-558.

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