St. Justin Catholic Church (1933)

April 22nd, 2012 Posted in Art Deco, Churches, Gothic, Hartford

In 1914, Father Francis P. Nolan built a house in the Blue Hills section of Hartford. In 1924, he was named founding pastor of St. Justin Parish. Fr. Nolan, who had a degree from Yale’s Sheffield Scientific School and had worked as a civil engineer, was much involved in planning the new church with architects Whiton & McMahon. Built in 1931-1933, the church is an Art Deco structure and has Art Deco ornamentation in the interior as well. Located next door to the church on Blue Hills Avenue is the 1914 Nolan House, which now serves as the church rectory.

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