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New Bedford, MA

Here is a re-work of a nearly 2 year old image running it through a slightly different process or work flow. The building has a pretty interesting history (see link below). As the building was being built a wall collapsed killing a person, there were law suites, trials, etc.

I would love to get in there again to take photos of the parish all decked out for Christmas but I was turned down last year. I was interested in photographing it with the lights on but it was too expensive to leave the lights on to photograph the interior. This photo was taken with no lights on at all. You should see the place with all the lights on. I have only seen photos of them on but never in person.

"1n 1996, Doris C. Quintin and Jeanne Weaver Swiszcz wrote a wonderful history of the parish entitled Saint Anthony of Padua, New Bedford, Massachusetts, A Parish History, 1895-1995. This written history was a key facet of St. Anthony's Centennial celebration and is one of the best parish histories ever written in the United States.

St. Anthony's parish history is indeed a rich one. We are glad to be able to share with you some excerpts from the Quintin and Swiszcz parish history here on our website. If you would like to purchase a bound copy of the history, please contact the rectory."

Source for more information: http://www.saintanthonynewbedford.com/flipbook/a-parish-history

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