St. Augustine House to Show Church History; Building Embodies Catholic Influence in America
Andino, Alliniece T., The Florida Times Union
Byline: Alliniece T. Andino, Times-Union staff writer
ST. AUGUSTINE -- After being closed for about 20 years, the Don Miguel O'Reilly House Museum will again be open for perusal starting tomorrow.
At different times, the 2 1/2-story house on Aviles Street was a rectory, a convent, a boarding house and a temporary home for retired people. In 1974, the structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The house is seen as an embodiment of the history of the Catholic Church in America, the history of the Sisters of St. Joseph and the history of one of its dwellers, an 18th century priest.
The Sisters of St. Joseph of St. Augustine now own the house, which abuts the back yard of their convent.
But Sister Thomas Joseph McGoldrick, museum curator, said the sisters believe …
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Publication information: Article title: St. Augustine House to Show Church History; Building Embodies Catholic Influence in America. Contributors: Andino, Alliniece T. - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: June 24, 2003. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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