My elementary school was a scary church

Saint Aloysius Church - Pottstown, PA
Saint Aloysius Church – Pottstown, PA

This is Saint Aloysius Church in Pottstown, PA. This church brings back many memories of my childhood and many of them, ill admit, are less than pleasant. I grew up in Pottstown and attended the school attached to the church. As you can imagine this was a strict and serious environment and I was quite the opposite as a kid. To this day the imposing gothic revival style of the church reminds of an even smaller me opening the heavy wooden doors and walking through the seemingly massive, silent, and overly ornate entryway. Something about marble and stained glass makes me fearful of a swift backhand from a disgruntled nun.

Saint Aloysius Schoolhouse
Saint Aloysius Schoolhouse

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