Welcome to St. Hedwig (or what's left of it). This was the home of my (Tyrell) first Catholic church service. Outside of praying 9 times, it was a cool experience. After the 5th prayer I began to have knee pain and couldn't figure out how people could pray on those concrete tile cover floors. Then I realized that the extensions off the back of the pews were kneeling benches and not a foot rest.
The Decay Devils tried to gain ownership of the building in July of 2017 (prior to Union Station) but the plans fell through. Our vision was to convert the church into a community center and use the rectory as office space for multiple non-profits. Unfortunately, St. Hedwig will be on a vacant lot soon.
Established in 1908, the church had more than 1,400 members in its heyday. Due to changing times, a shrinking congregation, and rising costs, the diocese was forced to close the location. Learn the detailed history of St. Hedwig here.