The Old St. Lad


Photograph by Marcin Oleksy in October of 2016

“It was the first poured concrete building in the United States. Everybody labored to make the church what it is,” Harasty said of the church that was built in 1904 at a total cost of $85,000.

“The women used to mix concrete and the guys would bring the steel home and pour the steel with concrete to reinforce the steel. The church is a Romanesque design,” said Sharon Lesner, another former member of St. Lad’s.”

Source  “Historic sites: Lorain church is first poured concrete building in US”

By Ron Vidika, The Morning Journal

According to Susan L. Whitelaw Ph.D.The Chruch housed a museum of Hungarian artifacts in the basement and has several murals by Romeo Celleghin.

Source  Susan L. Whitelaw Ph.D  “The  Art of Romeo Celleghin: Cleveland Case Study”

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