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Historic St. Mary’s Church, Legacy Project - Churches

Lancaster, PA

Historic St. Mary's Church, Legacy Project

​The multi-phase Legacy Project will restore the original convent and classroom buildings at Historic St. Mary’s Church, the fourth oldest Catholic Church in the United States, and prepare them to serve their Parish and the Lancaster community for many decades to come.


This visualization helped illustrate how the convent entry would be reoriented to the rear courtyard to provide easy access to parking and Nave and provide a handicap accessible route to all levels.

Phased Floor Plan

The subsequent phases will create 22 meeting rooms and classrooms and provide specially designed spaces for the youth and music programs.

Hospitality Suite

The former convent was extensively renovated to create a hospitality suite and meeting rooms to promote fellowship and educational opportunities for parishioners.

Front Facade

The main entry to the convent along West Vine Street provides a ramp leading to handicap accessible restrooms and an alternate entry to the hospitality suite.