Abandoned Hungarian Church in Pennsylvania

Abandoned Hungarian Church in Pennsylvania

There are a bunch of old churches in my neck of the woods, and I’ve been slowwwly chipping away at visiting/exploring as many as I can. Some of these historic beauties have luckily had new life breathed into them (examples: a brewery, a wine bar, and a music venue), yet many sit quietly abandoned, falling victim to vandalism and decay. This particular Catholic church was built in 1901 for the Hungarian immigrants who had moved to the area. Its doors were permanently closed over a century later, in 2002.

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pictured above: Hungarian lettering painted on the church pews.

pictured above: Hungarian lettering painted on the church pews.

This is definitely the most dilapidated and vandalized church I’ve visited yet. There are massive holes in the ceiling where the roof is caving in, allowing the elements to really go to town on all the wood and carpeting inside. Even a couple of lil baby tree seedlings have begun to grow inside! Although I visited this spot in the heat of summer, I couldn’t help imagining how this location would make for some awesome shots after a big blizzard when snow has piled up like sparkly sand inside. Here’s to hoping this old gal is still standing come winter!

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pictured above: moss grows on the front steps of the church. kinda creepy/cool and radioactive looking!

pictured above: moss grows on the front steps of the church. kinda creepy/cool and radioactive looking!

I haven’t posted too many blogs about abandoned places yet, but I do have a bunch lined up to share with you guys soon. In the meantime, you can check out this post about an abandoned beachside resort my family and I recently visited while on vacation in South Carolina.

Be safe out there! Happy trails ♡