Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Front Steps of Saint Joachims, Butler Street, The Burg
The Front Steps of Saint Joachims, Butler Street, The Burg.
Mack, you've done it again, this time a beautiful picture of my church!
Even after 50 years living in the suburbs, I am still a parishioner
and served as trustee for 9 years. St Joachim was the first Italian
parish in the Trenton Diocese, established in 1901.By the 40's and
50's it had become the largest parish in the diocese and at one
point the school housed over 1000 students. Although Chambersburg
has changed drastically, St Joachim's still is synonomous with being
Italian in Mercer County. Again kudos on your great photography!
Thank You So Much Carlo. I had no idea Saint Joachim's School had
over 1000 kids at one time. My readers recollections are half the
value of this blog.