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LSS240: 2018 Student Guide: St. Mary's of the Assumption

Created by students in LSS240 - Spring 2018


These pages attempt to tell a part of the story of the life of St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Northampton, Massachusetts. The structure has been a cornerstone of the town for over 150 years; while the church officially closed its doors in 2010, the story is not over. Explore to learn about the history of the church, its importance in town memory, and some possibilities for its future. 

At left, St. Mary of the Assumption in 1953, Courtesy of Smith College Archives. At right, St. Mary's in 2016, Courtesy of Kevin Gutting, Daily Hampshire Gazette