Historic Tampa Churches

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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.
ISBN: 9781467128315
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 232
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author John V. Cinchett is a third-generation Tampa native and local history writer with an interest in the preservation of historical Tampa photographs. As a musician, Cinchett has served as an organist for several local churches over more than 30 years.
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