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Creation Date

8-1-2011

Building Name

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church

Description

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church Plaque, New Port Richey, FL.

This charming building in the heart of downtown New Port Richey FL has quite a history. It is the original parish for Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. When the building was dedicated in March, 1919, it was located in a different area, and faced south. In 1921, a strong hurricane hit the area directly and the church was heavily damaged, lifted up and brought back down to face west. Father Felix Unger, who was praying at the time, was unharmed (proving, once again, prayer does work). He let the church stay facing west because he said, "If that's the way God wants it, we'll just have to leave it that way."

This plaque is placed where the original building of the church stood. The church celebrated 100 years in 2013.

Latitude, Longitude

28.25178889, -82.72086389

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church Plaque; Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church; Father Felix Unger; Pasco County (Fl.); New Port Richey (Fl.); Plaques --- Florida --- New Port Richey.

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