Documenting historic buildings before they are gone, in Pittsburgh and beyond.
Religions getz dé funkily cool architecture
This photo of DeSales was post sandblasting, which took place in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Previously, its exterior was black, like St. Mary's.I was only inside DeSales once. My parents were St. Mary's parishioners, and there was a fierce rivalry between parishes. The nuns would punish us if they found out we attended Mass at DeSales. I couldn't understand it then; now I realize it was collection-plate politics.
That was my church at one point I also attended part of my high school time there. It was a beautiful church.
Went to de Sales as a kid and attending McKees Rocks Catholic School when it was there. Great memories!
the church was remodeled in 1959...it was black cause it was dirty from the pollution in the air...left area in 1983...there is a great big world out there to be explored..have never looked back