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Bangor Photo Tour: Stop #3

03/28/2013
St. John's Catholic Church was built in 1855 and is on the National Register of Historic Places

St. John’s Catholic Church is on the National Register of Historic Places

Here’s a photo I made downtown on the railroad tracks near the Penobscot River after a mid-March blizzard.

The building in the distance is St. John’s Catholic Church, which was built in 1855 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The church is in a small downtown neighborhood close to the river.

I’m standing on the tracks near the site of the old Union Station. Union Station was opened 1906 but it wasn’t a registered landmark. It was torn down in 1965. They built a strip mall on the site. Today the strip mall features a sports bar, a bridal shop, an appliance store, a thrift store and an abandon hardware store.

I attended Palm Sunday Mass at St. John’s Church last weekend. It was like going to church in Northeast Minneapolis except there were no empty pews. The place was packed. Lots of young families and longtime parishioners. I sat behind a guy wearing a Harley-Davidson jacket and a woman with a “Shamu” whale sweater. The priest, a middle-aged man with a full beard, talked about a town procession organized for Holy Week.

Maybe the church procession passes the old train depot site, it’s definitely in need of a resurrection.

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