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Cleveland's Vanishing Sacred Architecture (Images of America: Ohio)

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As in other cities, Cleveland has developed through the evolution of its European ethnic neighborhoods and their various religions. Many of these neighborhoods built their own churches, which became the focus of community development and unity. For decades, these churches thrived, but the new millennium has brought with it huge changes in the economy. Large "membership" in ...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published June 23rd 2010 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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Jul 20, 2015 Linda rated it liked it
When this book came out in 2010 sorrow reigned in the diocese of Cleveland over the closing of beautiful and historic churches. It seemed several were targeted for no apparent reason. Some of those churches had their chance to be remembered in this book. It leans heavily on pictures of St. James the Greater in Lakewood but also travels east, west and south to profile other architectural gems set to be closed.

Happily, several of the congregations won their appeals from the Vatican in Rome and som
Nov 15, 2015 J rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction

Like other Cleveland titles in Arcadia's Images of America series, this one is plump with photos, which I lov.

Somehow, I just wish the narrative could be a little more lively.

Bottom line, I'm glad for this book. It's a record of some beautiful Catholic churches that are being mothballed and in some cases, demolished, due to changing demographics.

The architecture and interior decorations are so elaborate, which the book documents well! Yet, I also pine for photos that go bey
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