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Reading, Pennsylvania

Reading city has a white Lithuanian St. Anthony church. The building does not look like a church from the front, however, it certainly looks like a church from the side. That's because a regular building was acquired by Lithuanians in 1913 and put into church use. While the community remained for a long time and was still an officially Lithuanian parish at the end of the 20th century, actually, non-Lithuanians joined it quite quickly and so Lithuanian details likely disappeared long before the church was closed. In 1920, for example, Reading had only 54 Lithuanians.

Reading Lithuanian church

Reading Lithuanian church


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All the Lithuanian locations, described in this article, are marked on this interactive map, made by the "Destination Lithuanian America" expedition (click the link):

Interactive map of Pennsylvania Lithuanian sites

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