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St. Vincent Catholic Church


The oldest Catholic church in Akron had never been cleaned and was under years of black carbon from the rubber tire industries. Renovations began in 1996 to repoint deteriorated mortar joints, clean the stone and decorative copper elements. Work continued with restoration of art glass windows and the creation of a new, historically correct art glass window for the bell tower. The result was sparkling sandstone restored to its natural beauty and a more prominent image for this historic landmark.