St. James Roman Catholic Church

St. James Church’s first mass was held in 1884 in the Uncapher Bldg. on N. 4th Street.  The Apollo Parish was established in 1885, meeting in the home of James Reynolds, then in the skating rink on Warren.  A small church, pictured above, was built in 1892 in the Pegtown section of North Apollo. This building is now used as a private residence.  In 1926 masses were held in Gianini Bldg. until 1929 and then in private homes through 1944. The new church was built in 1954 on Owens View  with the school opening in 1955.  The school closed in 1998.

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St. James Roman Catholic Church as it looks today 2016.


4 thoughts on “St. James Roman Catholic Church

  1. My name is Charlotte. I went to school at St James in 1960. I was in 1st grade. My maiden name is Stefanik. I lived on Warren Ave. above Reuben’s department store. I’d like to communicate with anyone that remembers and/or has any photos of the buildings and the school during that era.

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  2. To which Stefanik family do you belong to?


    1. Charlotte Stefanik (now Wharton) March 28, 2019 — 5:48 pm

      Hello, Evelyn. My father’s name is Frank Stefanik. His brothers, Patrick, Louis and John. Are you in my family?

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  3. I was in the first Graduating Class at St. James. So sad to see that the school closed.

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