Holy Redeemer

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Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Bar Harbor. Architect: Victor Hodgins of Bangor, completed in 1908.

The first Catholic church in Bar Harbor was called St. Silvia’s (also spelled 'Sylvia's'). During Holy Redeemer's construction that name was used for the new building as well, so for a few years there were two 'St. Silvias' in Bar Harbor. Newspaper articles distinguished between the two by referring to 'St. Sylvia’s on Kebo Street’ and 'St. Sylvia’s at the corner of Ledgelawn and Mount Desert Street.’ The first St. Silvia’s was torn down in 1909 and the name of the new church was changed in 1910.
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