Designed by Pittsburgh architect Frederick Sauer, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church is a reminder of the days when Pittsburgh (especially the Strip District) was a haven for recent European immigrants. For most of the 19th and early 20th centuries, the neighborhood was populated by Irish, German and Polish immigrants along with their native-born children.
The building, registered as a National Historic Landmark, was constructed in 1891 for the benefit of a congregation of 200 Polish families that was formed in 1873. This beautiful Romanesque structure includes ornate woodwork and a huge choir loft.
The church is named after Stanislaus Kostka, a Polish nobleman whom Catholic tradition holds was brought back from the brink of death by prayer and is considered the patron saint of broken bones.
Actual church hours vary, but mass is typically said Sunday morning, Saturday afternoon and each evening Monday through Friday.
Free lot parking behind church off Smallman Street for Mass attendance. Additional parking on the surrounding streets.