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.