Cleaning up St. Cecilia

Cleaning up St. Cecilia

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JdG6057

Slippery Rock, PA

#1 Sep 17, 2009
St. Cecilia is a beautiful building standing on the streets of Glassport, on 8th and Ohio, as an eye sore. This building represents where this town is heading. The community effort to clean this building up could show the possibility for hope. This building could be used for so many things in the community. There needs to be a proclaimed community service works day in Glassport so volunteers can come together and show their support for their town.
Bob

Monongahela, PA

#2 Sep 18, 2009
You are so right! Do you actually think anyone in this day cares about making Glassport the nice town it used to be? It is a horrible shame that a beautiful building like St. Cecilia is what it is today. So many beautiful memories there.
Oh WELL

Mckeesport, PA

#3 Sep 18, 2009
The history of that building is one that should of been preserved. But on the other hand it would millions to fix it up and only a couple hundred thousand to raze it. The building does not serve any viable service to that town anymore as it once did. Poor parking and not to mention the poor neighborhood that is across the street.
getting money

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Oct 4, 2009
Try upwards of 1 million dollars to raze it. The building is filled with asbestos. It was a hell of an idea for storage units when the owners bought it. Hell but when that idea turned around, they came up with a new idea, stick the property on the boro, what an idea.
Glassport Citizen

Mckeesport, PA

#5 Oct 11, 2009
Mendolwitz never was a stand up guy. His kid is one of the oens who broke many of the windows.
Joe

Monongahela, PA

#6 Oct 12, 2009
Are you saying Mendlowitz owns St. Cecilia?????
No wonder Glassport is stuck with those problems!
gettin money

United States

#7 Oct 12, 2009
pretty sure the late old man owned it, the kid should now, or part owner,
Bob

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Oct 29, 2009
sorry to change the subject but does anyone know about a yellow Chevy Cobalt catching on fire at 3 a.m this weekend. The car was parked around the old LaRoma

Just curious as I could not find out anything about it in the paper
This is Shameful

Mckeesport, PA

#9 Nov 16, 2009
That building would be a great place for some of the boro slumlords to put more Section 8 tenants. Surpised it hasn't happened yet.
Thank the wonderful Catholic church (aka Mafia Lite) for shutting down a beautiful church that was paid for and built by Glassport citizens -- who of course had no say in its fate.
Future Ex Glassporter

Cheswick, PA

#10 Nov 17, 2009
This is Shameful, LOL. Good Comments !!! I realize that isn't a laughing matter but found it funny. I think we can all thank Bishop Wuerl for shutting down the churches that our parents and grandparents built with their sweat and blood. Oh wait? Why didn't he just sell his MULTI MILLION DOLLAR MANSION that he was living in for many years. Bishop Wuerl makes me ashamed to call myself Catholic. THANK GOD HE IS GONE !!! What an idiot he was
BOB

Greensburg, PA

#11 Nov 17, 2009
That Mendlowitz kid is a real dick. He needs a good ass kicking!
chris

Mckeesport, PA

#12 Nov 17, 2009
the people that live across the street from that church look like they are up to no good...
whoop de do

Mckeesport, PA

#13 Jan 5, 2010
i want to get you all trophys made up of st cecelia, complete with broken windows and graffitti, for the fun to see-an-abandanoned building-day this town is going to have this summer. donations of spray paint and rocks will be accepted for door prizes cause not all the windows are broken out yet and there is still room for graffitti. this will be a street celebration right on front of st cecelia.
napinrags

Marshall, VA

#14 Jan 19, 2010
Future Ex..Gporter..what would you have the Diocese to do...keep two churches open that barely get filled..Im from Glassport..proud to be..hell my family built half of Glassport..but it is what it is..the mills shut down..young people are leaving in droves..old people on SS..they dont have the resources to put in 50-100$ in the church basket..shit cost money..which they dont have..not after they pay their heating bills..and for others..not after playing their "numbers" or drinking on the weekends..when I drive home from Pittsburgh..drive through Hazelwood...its not that different than Glassport.sans the Boogs
lindsay reichenbach

United States

#15 Feb 19, 2011
I was recently by the old church and I would love to know the whole history can someone inform me please?
Bowser

Mckeesport, PA

#16 Feb 20, 2011
The whole history, or the history of the end of the church till now? I'm giving you the latter. Because of a severely declining population, the 2 churches, Holy Cross and St. Cecelia, in Glassport were merged into 1 parish with 2 worship site with the polish priest from Holy Cross in charge of both churches. After running both churches for a while, the decision was made to close one of them, the non-polish church. The diocese, eager to dispose of the property, sold it to a couple of Glassporters/former Glassporters who "thought" they could recycle the building. They purchased the building with the idea of turning it into a sort of a banquet hall, etc... Not enough money for renovations, no ample parking, a market for using or renting halls that was already overdone, the population cut in half, and owners who got in way over their heads, all led to the building closing up. At the end, I believe there were people practicing wrestling in there. The building was basically abandoned after that, and with no security or ample police patrols plus the building being located where it is, the building was repeatedly vandalized and used for graffitti. The boro is now stuck with this disaster which will take a small fortune to demolish and level the ground. It's an eyesore that we can thank the catholic diocese for. In their eagerness to rid themselves of the monstrosity, they sold it to a group that had no experience and not enough money and no common sense in buying and converting a building like that. It's a downright pitiful shame.
In Need

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Feb 21, 2011
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Wow

United States

#18 Feb 22, 2011
In need, stick a gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.. its cheaper, legal, and im sure it will pack one hell of a high. give it a.... shot.
In Need

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Feb 22, 2011
well in that case, do you have a firearm i may borrow. I'd hate to buy one to accomplish the task. Do you think i can set up a time and location (at your convenience) Where we, as a team can put this idea of yours in motion. I'd Appreciate your co- operation in this tedious task of getting high on lead and sulfur, it sounds like it will be very stimulating for both the mind and soul.
Wow

United States

#20 Feb 22, 2011
If you are a current meth head, Im sure you are skilled in the arts of theft, go steal one. I bet the experience will be mind blowing for sure.

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