Our Lady of Pompeii Church overlooking Father Demo Square

Our Lady of Pompeii Church is one of the two major churches in the South Village, both established for the South Village Italian-American community (the other is St. Anthony of Padua’s).  Built in 1929, the church was built in an Italian-Renaissance style.  It overlooks Father Demo Square, an open space created when 6th Avenue was extended below Carmine Street in the early 20th century. (See also map item #8).  This triangular plot of land was later named for Father Antonio Demo, an Italian-born priest who served in Our Lady of Pompeii Church for 35 years.


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