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Old Saint Augustine's Church

Old Saint Augustine's Church
Old Saint Augustine's Church opened for divine worship on 7 June 1801 and stood at Fourth and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nicholas Fitz Maurice Fagan designed the structure.

Saint Augustine's Church at Fourth and Vine streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was burned during a display of anti-Catholicism on 8 May 1844. The Augustinians of Villanova, fearing a know-nothing onslaught against the college, did sentry duty on the grounds while students vacated the dormitories to sleep off the campus.

Interior of Olde Saint Augustine's Church restored for its Bicentennial. Founded in 1796 at 4th and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, suffered extensive damage during a storm in December 1992. The Church lost its steeple and a portion of its roof resulting in severe water damage to its decorative plasterwork and paintings.

(postcard, Brawer & Hauptman, Architects. 20 North 3rd Street. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106).

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