St. Casimir Church, Baltimore

St. Casimir Church is a parish church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore located in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland.

St. Casimir Church
St. Casimir Church is located in Baltimore
St. Casimir Church
St. Casimir Church
39°16′48″N 76°34′38″W / 39.280086°N 76.577217°W / 39.280086; -76.577217
Location2736 O'Donnell Street, Baltimore, Maryland
CountryUnited States
DenominationRoman Catholic
WebsiteSt. Casimir Church
FoundedNovember 9, 1902 (1902-11-09)
Founder(s)James Cardinal Gibbons
Dedicated1926 (1926)
Consecrated ()
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationFor Polish immigrants
Architect(s)Palmer, Willis and Lamden
Architectural typeChurch
Groundbreaking1926 (1926)
Completed1926 (1926)
Length225 feet
Width75 feet
Height110 feet

History edit

St. Casimir's was established as a parish in 1902, becoming an independent parish in 1904. It was established to serve the needs of the growing Polish American community in Baltimore. The church building was built and dedicated in 1927. By that time the Poles were becoming so numerous in Baltimore that less than a year later another Polish Catholic church was established in a neighboring parish, the Holy Rosary Church.[1] There were over 11,000 Polish immigrants living in Baltimore at the time.[2]

In 2000, the St. Stanislaus Kostka church, another Polish Catholic church in Baltimore, was merged into St. Casimir's and the sacramental registers were transferred to St. Casimir's.

The church is designated as a Polish parish and is administered by the Conventual Franciscans.[3]

Architecture edit

The building's overall design is in the Neo-Renaissance style. It is also an example of the Polish Cathedral style.

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References edit

  1. ^ American-Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1928). Poland, Volume 9. New York, N.Y.: Poland America Company. p. 371.
  2. ^ Chapelle, Suzanne Ellery Greene (2000). Baltimore: an illustrated history. Sun Valley, California: American Historical Press. p. 158. ISBN 1892724111.
  3. ^ "Archdiocese of Baltimore National Parishes" (PDF). St. Mary's Seminary and University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2012-08-26.

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