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Wooster Digital History Project

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  • Tags: Catholic

This image depicts the group of men who broke the first ground for the new St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception. It now stands on the corner of Beall Avenue and Bowman Street

This image can be found on the front of a postcard. With the widespread dissemination of conventional black and white photography by the 1850's came its importance as a form of communicating news. While this might not seem like the expected pleasant…

The fire that occurred at St. Mary's wrought devastation upon the church. The building was not salvageable and, as a result, St. Mary's congregation became responsible for the $20,000-$30,000 bill to build a new church. Mind you, this is the cost in…

This is the first school to be associated with St. Mary's. Before the large changes in Catholic practice brought by Vatican II in the 1960's, the Vatican mandated that services be executed in Latin. Given the demographics and social histories of…

This is the first church of St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception and the first Catholic parish to be established in Wooster, completed in 1849. When Father Ankley was appointed the churche's priest in 1867, he set out to make additions to the…

As the caption states, this is the first Catholic bishop of Ohio as well as the first priest to visit Wooster.
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