Peter's Landmark, originally known as St. Peter's Catholic Church,
was built in 1897, and was dedicated on St. Patrick's Day, March 17,
In 1970, the Monsignor of the
Church declared that the church should be torn down and the bricks
sold. At the time, a new church was being built that would hold more
parishioners and would provide easier access for Senior Citizens.
|A small band of citizens, concerned
that such an exquisite building should be destroyed, formed Old
St. Peter's Landmark Preservation, Inc., and pooled their
efforts to raise money for the $25,000 asking price.
By 1971, through the sales of a $1
dollar postcard "brick" with words by Goethe saying: "Whatever
you can do - or dream you can - begin it, boldness has power, magic
and genius in it!", the sale of a Rooster book
written especially for the Landmark, and donations, from 10 cents to
$6,000, enough money was raised. The building with all its remaining
contents was purchased and Old St. Peter's Landmark was saved
from destruction for everyone to admire and enjoy.
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Since then, Old St. Peter's
Landmark has been host to many weddings
over the years (nearing 1,000 in 2011). For a minimum of $425, brides-to-be, both young and old, can have the wedding of their dreams in a place filled with warmth and tradition. All denominations are welcome.