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Like treasured family heirlooms, the historic churches and temples of Tampa are lovingly cared for by their devoted congregations. With more than 200 vintage images, Historic Tampa Churches shares stories of tragedy and triumph, from St. Peter Claver Church, whose congregation watched the first church burn to the ground 10 days after its dedication, to the Sisters of St. Joseph at St. Benedict School, who found themselves jailed for teaching students in the African American community. Many of these churches, like Ybor City’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, West Tampa’s St. Joseph Church, and downtown’s Greater Bethel Baptist Church, are found at the center of Tampa’s ethnically diverse communities. Passed down from generation to generation, these architectural gems serve as a reminder of the countless men and women who selflessly labored for the growth of their churches, leaving a lasting legacy of faith and good works.
Number of Pages: 127
Genre: History, Photography, Architecture
Series Title: Images of America
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: John V. Cinchett
Street Date: February 12, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-66-0737
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