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St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church

Location: Main & Harrison Streets, Lagro. (Wabash County, Indiana)

Installed: 2000 Indiana Historical Bureau and Eugene and Anne Driscoll Family

ID# : 85.2000.1

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Side one:

Congregation founded 1836, serving Irish who immigrated to area to work on construction of Wabash and Erie Canal, 1834-1837. Many Irish bought land and stayed as permanent residents using their religious and cultural interests to build Lagro, originally platted 1834, into a thriving trade center.

Side two:

Church dedicated first building 1838; used for activities until razed in 1960s. This brick structure, built 1870-1873, designed in Victorian Gothic Style; original bell still in use. Brick made in Huntington and Lagro. Features include hand-carved altars and statues, stained glass windows, and oak and walnut curved stairway. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1999.

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Religion, Immigration and Ethnic Groups, Buildings and Architecture, Business, Industry, and Labor