St. Bernard Catholic Church and School
1306 East Main Street
Crawfordsville - the first resident priest was Father Edward O'Flaherty, 1st church built of Virgin timber from the area at the corner of Walnut & North Street in 1859. Five years later, the Catholic school was established. On the corner of Pike & Washington the large church of red brick and stone was built in 1876, inside this church in 1957. See the picture in the title link aboce, taken in 1874 - note the tower was later shortened & note the power lines and interurban lines.
The cemetery began (Calvary) in 1872.
The present day church at 1306 East Main Street was built in 1958, see photos below. Try their webpage, too :) In 1970, the school closed but the facility has been revamped a couple of times since then.
Photo Source: Taken on May 24, 2020 by Jim Zach
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