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As has been the case for the past two week, I am offering mostly drive-by doors. I found these churches as we were getting ready to begin our trip back to Connecticut. I don’t have a lot of information about these churches, but I like the architecture and I like the doors.
One church, the St. Paul AME Zion Church of Coraopolis, was interesting to me. Its construction is non-traditional for a church. As you can see in the photos that it’s the least elaborate of the churches included in the gallery. There is an interesting story about this building, but it proved difficult to verify. One entry in the Historical Society’s data mentions that the pastor of the congregation tore the old structure down and began building the new church himself. Other member pitched in and the church was completed. I don’t know what happened to the bell tower shown in the historic photo.
The First Presbyterian Church of Coraopolis was the second church constructed in the area. It was dedicated in 1890. I found some limited history about this church, but mostly records of the priests that served there.
I hope you enjoy the photos in the gallery.
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