Marker dedication planned


ST. MARYS — St. Patrick Catholic Church, 8959 Glynwood Road, (Glynnwood) St. Marys, will host a brief dedication ceremony for its new history marker on Thursday, November 30, 8:30 am, in front of the church. The Auglaize County Historical Society successfully applied for funding to provide a permanent marker honoring the listing of St. Patrick in the National Register of Historic Places. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Although the St. Patrick Church building has been included in the National Register for more than four decades, as a contributor to the Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches, no exterior sign has ever indicated this status. The Historical Society applied to the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, and was provided the funding necessary to cast the marker. The marker was produced by Sewah Studies, Marietta, Ohio, the company that also casts Ohio Historical Markers.

St. Patrick Catholic Church is considered an excellent and well preserved late 19th century example of Gothic Revival architecture. It joins St. Joseph Catholic Church and School, Wapakoneta, St. John Catholic Church and Hall, Freyburg, and the Wapakoneta Museum of the Auglaize County Historical Society in dedicating Pomeroy Markers during the county’s 175th anniversary year. A marker for the Luelleman House, New Bremen, and plaque for St. Joseph Catholic Church, Egypt, have also been approved by the Pomeroy Foundation.

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is a private institution based in Syracuse, New York. is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history. The Pomeroy Foundation provides grants to obtain signage in the form of roadside markers and plaques. Since 2006, the organization has funded more than 1,200 signs across the United States, all the way to Alaska. It has grown to offer eight different marker programs.

About the Historical Society

Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County, enriching lives by connecting people and communities to the past and to each other.

For more information about this project, the Auglaize County 175th anniversary, or the Auglaize County Historical Society, please contact [email protected] or 419/738-9328. The Auglaize County Historical Society is also on Facebook.

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