St. Rose of Lima

St. Rose of Lima

The St. Rose of Lima Parish was established in Springfield, NJ in 1852. They all moved to Short Hills, a subset of Millburn, when this church was built in 1909-1912. But back in those days, it was a brick Romanesque church.

St. Rose of Lima, sometime between 1912 and 1955

Only in 1955 did they renovate it to its current colonial look.

And it’s been that way ever since, I guess.

Modern information about the church can be found on their website [link].

…and if you’re curious about the namesake, apparently St. Rose of Lima was the first Catholic saint of the Americas (as she was born in Lima, Peru). I had this vision of lima beans running through my head, but no, apparently not.

 

References:

Lampe, O.W. (1999, 2000). Images of America: Millburn. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC. ISBN 0738504130.

St. Rose of Lima, Short Hills. (2008-2011). “History.” http://www.stroseshorthills.org/History.html.

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