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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

St. Stanislaus Church

Address

516 E 13 Street

Municipality

City of Erie

Tax Parcel

15020028031400

Historic District

 

Classification

Class 2 (Definitions of Classes)

State Key Number

68995

Historic Function

Religion - religious structure

Style

Romanesque

Built

1892

Architect

 

Builder

 

Barn Type on property

 

Last Entry Update

8/17/2016


HISTORY

Saint Stanislaus Church, a Polish Catholic parish, was founded in 1885. As Polish immigrants settled in the City of Erie, they wanted to establish a church that would harbor their beliefs and traditions. Saint Stanislaus Church erected a wooden frame structure on this same site in 1885, and the current structure was constructed in 1897. The first priest of the newly constructed church was Reverend Andrew Ignasiak, a Polish immigrant who served as the parish’s priest until 1934. As an influx of Polish immigrants moved into Erie around the turn of the century, other Polish Catholic parishes were established in Erie, including Holy Trinity, St. Hedwig’s, and St. Casimir’s; however, St. Stanislaus was considered the “mother” parish of Erie’s Polish Catholic churches. In 2016, St. Stanislaus continues to serve its surrounding community.

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