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St. Nicholas Church, Millvale

Roman Catholic (Croatian)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

USA

The Millvale Parish, established in 1900, worshiped in a carriage house until a church was built. After a 1921 fire destroyed it, the new church was dedicated in 1922. Unique murals of the Croatian immigrant experience were painted by Maxo Vanka in 1937; additional ones with a pacifist theme were added in 1941. As population declined in the later 20th century, the parish was reunited with St. Nicholas North Side in 1994, forming a new joint St. Nicholas Parish.

More about the murals
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Photo:  <a href="http://www.diopitt.org/" target="new" class="link">Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Archives</a>
Photo:  <a href="http://www.diopitt.org/" target="new" class="link">Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Archives</a>
Mural: Pastoral Croatia
Mural: Croatian workers offering St Nicholas Church to the Holy Mother
Mural: Croatian mothers mourn war death