St Anthony's Church

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St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church (commonly St Anthony's Church) is a former Catholic church in Ensley. The parish was founded by a group of families worshipping in a frame building on 17th Street in 1889. Soon the growing church moved to a new parcel on Avenue H between 21st and 22nd Streets. The new building was completed in August 1901 and Father Thomas Kennedy was appointed its pastor.

Around 1910, under Father Robert McQuillen, St Anthony's School was founded with the Sisters of Mercy teaching classes in the rectory. The school moved to its own building in 1917.

In the 1920s an illuminated cross was added to the church's steeple. A new church building was completed in 1955.

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