St. Lucy's Church in Jersey City

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2023-08-08

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St. Lucy's Parish was an Irish parish formed in Jersey City in 1884. However, it wasn't until 1895 that their iconic sanctuary was completed. The beautiful new building was designed in the Romanesque Revival including a very tall tower. In the 1920s a large chunk of homes were demolished in order to build the Holland Tunnel. A large percentage of those displaced by the construction were parishioners of St Lucy's. In 1930, a statue of St. Jude was moved outside the church building and a Perpetual Novena to St Jude was started which drew Catholic pilgrims from all over the region. Today the church is closed and s redevelopment plan is under consideration,

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St. Lucy's Church, Church, Catholic, Archdiocese of Newark, Romanesque Revival architecture, The Horseshoe, Gateway, The Gateway Region, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, NJ, Jersey The Garden State

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