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St. Luke’s Church, Carnegie

St. Luke’s R. C. Church

Now St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church of St. Raphael Parish, because the history of parish consolidation in Carnegie is complicated even by Catholic Pittsburgh standards. Built in 1881, this church was out of commission for a while after the Hurricane Ivan floods in Carnegie, but it is now restored and expanded, and in fact is the only remaining Western Catholic church in Carnegie. (There’s a Byzantine-rite Ukrainian church, too.)

Date stone
St. Luke’s School

The parish school behind the church closed some years ago, but the building still belongs to the church and has been adapted to other uses, including Sunday school and offices.

Addendum: The architect of the school was Albert F. Link.1

School and church
  1. Source: The Construction Record, January 13, 1912: “Carnegie, Pa. — Architect A. L. Fink [sic], 407 North Craig street, Pittsburgh, is drawing plans for a two-story brick fireproof parochial school, to be constructed on Third avenue and Fourth street, for St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Congregation. Building will contain 12 school rooms and auditorium on first floor. Cost $45,000.” The magazine was sloppily edited, but every once in a while we wonder whether one of the misprints was deliberate. ↩︎

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4 responses to “St. Luke’s Church, Carnegie”

  1. My aunt was a nun with the Sisters of Divine Providence. I would come visit her from Ohio when I was child. I know she lived in a convent. Is there any information you can provide me about where this convent was? Thank you.

    • The motherhouse of the Sisters of Divine Providence is at 9000 Babcock Blvd, McKnight, PA 15237; the old building still stands, or at least it did the last time Father Pitt checked, but the sisters are moving into smaller quarters nearby. They have a site at cdpsisters.org, where you can find their contact information; if your aunt was not at the motherhouse, they might be able to tell you where she was.

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