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Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church
Harrison, Hudson County

This enormous church, completed in 1888, currently holds services in English and Portuguese. It was originally founded in 1863 to serve the largely Irish, Polish and Italian population of the area, and was then called St. Pius Church. The architect was probably Jeremiah O'Rourke, although some have attributed it to Patrick Keely.




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