Saint Stanislaus Kostka

by Jeff Cornish September. 09, 2012 13923 views

This Polish church was built in an industrial area of Pittsburgh in 1892. It has weathered many types of storms.

In March 1936 the disastrous Saint Patrick Day flood occurred. Water flooded the church as high as the top of the wainscoting on the walls. The pews were afloat and the Pastor was trapped in the rectory on the second floor. In December 1936 an explosion at the Pittsburgh Banana Company weakened the towers and the original baroque style bonnets were removed

It still stands proud today guiding its parishoners through the storms of life.

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Ann Garratty 8 years, 2 months ago

Nice history lesson, beautiful church, great photo!

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Darlene Foster 8 years, 2 months ago

Cool, looks like a painting!

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Dan Ravasio 8 years, 2 months ago

Great - wow. I must get there for guidance - immediately.....

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Larry Nelson 8 years, 2 months ago

Great treatment on this shot, Jeff!

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Yves Monast 8 years, 2 months ago

wow in my fav Jeff

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Agnes Felber 8 years, 2 months ago

I still don't understand what in HDR makes photos look like they were colored graphic art pieces? I love the effect, I just don't understand it...

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Joe 8 years, 2 months ago

Nice shot, Jeff. Like the editing, looks like a photo from the 1890's. Or was this shot in HDR?

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