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St Mary's RC Church (Abandoned)

A cache by ukipiper Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/9/2016
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Don’t worry this IS another Cemetery cache, and with all cemetery caches, please be respectful. The posted cords will bring you to my (UkiPipers’s) old  church, the Seconded Catholic Church to open and the oldest catholic building on Staten Island, over 150 year old. 


As I said above this is my church, I have many memories here and I don’t like that it was shut down. St Mary’s was originally an Irish parish and down St Mary’s Ave was the convents. As the neighborhood of Rosebank became more Italian they opened a second Roman Catholic church on the property of the St Mary’s convent. 150 hundred years later the racial lines between the Irish and Italians have blurred and when the catholic archdiocese of New York was consolidating churches, they decided that St Mary’s and St Joseph’s where too close together and that two churches where not needed. They decided to merge the two into St Joseph’s, since it was a newer building and did not need the repair and upkeep that this historical church building needed.

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To solve this cache:

At the Posted cords is the grave site of the Churches founder and first pastor:

 HERE LIES IN HOPE

OF A BLESSED RESERRECTION

JOHN LEWIS,

FOUNDER OF THIS CHURH

AND PASTOR THERE OF

FOR (A)(B) YEARS.

DIED (C)(D). (E)(F)th (G)(H)(I)(J)

AGED (K)(L) YEARS.

R.I.P.

 

Final Caches:

N 40° 36.(G+hH)(B)(K-L)

W 074° 04.(H-I)(A)(F+G)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

ABG N YCU, V Ungr YCUf.... Zntargvp

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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