Church Project Theorem: Church Alley


This term refers to the seven-block radius along Allegheny Avenue, between Gaul and Thompson streets. That stretch is home to three, count ‘em, three Roman Catholic churches: St. AdalbertOur Lady Help of Christians and Nativity B.V.M.

They’re lined up on Allegheny like cute like ducks in a row, and all are quite visible from I-95, although Adalbert is the farthest east and thus most prominent. Granted, only Nativity is a true territorial parish; Adalbert is designated as Polish, and Our Lady Help of Christians is designated as German. Still, it’s a pretty ballsy arrangement.

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