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  • 89 Crawford St.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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Church of St. Benedict the Moor

Brief History

Dedicated on October 25, 1891, and built at a cost of $14,000, this church is the sole surviving symbol of a once-thriving Hill District Catholic community that first served primarily Irish and German parishioners. As the demographics of the Hill changed to include a larger black community, the church changed as well to become a focal point for spiritual and moral leadership for blacks. The church has the oldest Felgemaker Organ in existence in original condition.

Condition/Architectural Notes

Large Gothic Revival church