Monday, July 25, 2016

August 25th outing in Gig Harbor: St. Nicholas Church

Fourth Thursday August 25: St Nicholas Church

 


3510 Rosedale St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 

From street view, it does not appear that the churches are view-able from Rosedale.  Look for this access sign.
Meet at 10 am in church parking lot (Thursday am Mass will just be ending). Sketch the old church (white with steeple) or the new one.  



Background: 
St. Nicholas Church was founded by early Croatian settlers who pooled together $300 and donations for construction from the community’s canneries and fishermen’s supply houses to purchase a half-acre of land and build a Roman Catholic Church. By Easter Sunday 1914, St. Nick’s celebrated its first Mass. Situated on the hillside overlooking the harbor, St. Nick’s is the only intact historic church left in Gig Harbor. In 1958, the parish expanded significantly in order to accommodate the growing community, adding a new church building, administrative offices, and other parish facilities.

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