St. Casimir Church, Baltimore
|St. Casimir Church|
|Location||2736 O'Donnell Street, Baltimore, Maryland|
|Website||St. Casimir Church|
|Founded||November 9, 1902|
|Founder(s)||James Cardinal Gibbons|
|Heritage designation||For Polish immigrants|
|Architect(s)||Palmer, Willis and Lamden|
St. Casimir's was established as a parish in 1902, becoming an independent parish in 1904. It was established to serve the needs of the growing Polish American community in Baltimore. The church building was built and dedicated in 1927. By that time the Poles were becoming so numerous in Baltimore that less than a year later another Polish Catholic church was established in a neighboring parish, the Holy Rosary Church. There were over 11,000 Polish immigrants living in Baltimore at the time.
In 2000, the St. Stanislaus Kostka church, another Polish Catholic church in Baltimore, was merged into St. Casimir's and the sacramental registers were transferred to St. Casimir's.
- American-Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1928). Poland, Volume 9. New York, N.Y.: Poland America Company. p. 371.
- Chapelle, Suzanne Ellery Greene (2000). Baltimore: an illustrated history. Sun Valley, California: American Historical Press. p. 158. ISBN 1892724111.
- "Archdiocese of Baltimore National Parishes". St. Mary's Seminary and University. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
- Official church website
- History of the church
- St. Casimir: In a waterside town, a parish that acts as an anchor
- Architectural information about the church