Demolition Begins at St. Joseph Church [VIDEO]

A portion of the former convent building behind St. Joseph Church came down Thursday afternoon.

The demolition of St. Joseph Church kicked off Wednesday as demo crews worked to reduce the building that used to house the church's convent to rubble.

The convent and ajoined church are being torn down to make way for a development that is expected to include 51 apartments, as well as community and retail space.

In 2004, during a reconsolidation by the Archdiocese of Boston, 65 churches were closed. St. Joseph’s was among those on the list.

Click Here for an interesting story by Salem Patch contributor Stewart Lytle that delves into the history behind the building.

Jack Carver December 21, 2012 at 04:44 PM
How festive....
Marie December 21, 2012 at 06:05 PM
This is a sin. I hope someone will regret this demolitian.
Marie December 21, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Only 51 units of housing for the size lot that the school, convent, rectory, and church sat on? That is an atrocity!
doreen bedard December 21, 2012 at 08:48 PM
I agree alot of memories there from kindergarten thru high school
Thomas Monaco December 22, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Just shameful. My brother was buried from this church and my other brother was married at this church. God does not like ugly and this will be remembered by many of the past congregation as a cardinal sin to tear down such a beautiful church for welfare housing.
pk December 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM
The Catholic Church is a very successful corporation. When one of its assets isn't pulling its weight, is is terminated so as not to be detrimental to the mission of making money. Don't fool yourself by thinking anything different of the institution.
JOHN CAHILL January 09, 2013 at 08:49 PM
Born Here January 09, 2013 at 11:22 PM
u people have a screw loose to remove those buildings...mony taks BS walks and thank u's dont buy cigars..think twice and then 5 more times before you elect your officials again!


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