St. Helena's Exterior, 1958


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St. Helena's Exterior, 1958

Shortly before World War II, St. Helena's was resurfaced with brick and expanded. While the building maintained the original design and character of the wooden structure, the brick church was a symbol of the Romanian neighborhood's transition from a transient to a permanent settlement following World War I. Although the community decreased in size, the Romanian enclave stabilized and became rooted in Cleveland's West Side - as reflected through the development of structures such as a community bank, homes, and a brick church that could stand the test of time.

Photograph courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library


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