Tuesday, August 16, 2011
1890: CHAMBERSBURG'S IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH
Fifty plus years of historic research has shown that nearly every large church in the Trenton area at one time has a steeple or steeples as in the case of Immaculate. Over the years, most of those steeples came crashing to the ground during heavy storms. The Hamilton Square Presbyterian Church, Trenton's First Baptist Church, and many others yielded to the ferocity of mother nature's stormy wrath. The original Immaculate as illustrated in the engraving must have been a magnificent site on Chestnut Avenue in the early years. Today, Rev. Father Jeff Lee's Our Lady of Angels - Immaculate Conception-St. Joachim churches have moved into the second century of ministering to their respective flocks.