Photos: St. Agatha is No More

Wednesday morning, a few walls of St. Agatha were standing but by 11 a.m., only rubble remained as the final upright structures were demolished. The gallery below shows the staircase still intact.

Construction has begun on a pit, presumably for the foundation of CVS. According to the design plans, much of the land where St. Agatha was will be used for a parking lot while the pharmacy building itself will be where the apartment buildings were.

Photos by Jonathan Cortez/

8 Comments on "Photos: St. Agatha is No More"

  1. Common Sense | March 3, 2016 at 6:33 pm | Reply

    Jonathan – find another topic to kill your time with. You keep adding aspects to your story like this one ….”where St. Agatha was will be the parking lot.” Leave it alone and walk somewhere else and take pictures. Building down, CVS on its way. Get over it. Trump!

  2. real ellwoodian | March 5, 2016 at 12:57 pm | Reply

    Well just because you are not from Ellwood
    You would not know there are things with sentamental value to real people.Not many thing have grester value to a community than an historic place.
    ST.Agatha was such a place.
    Yes it is gone forever.
    From the number of other comments. The reporter was reflecting what many real Ellwood City resident feal.
    Reguardless of the reasons it was painful to watch it go down.
    I would not expect some one like you ( filled with yourself ) to understand or care.
    Maybe thats why you lost in the election.

  3. Common Sense | March 7, 2016 at 10:39 am | Reply

    I’ve lived in Ellwood for 35+ years real ellwoodian! Sat in that church a lot of times and have witnessed it’s deterioration for years now. Years.

    Yes I am filled with myself. Confident, factual, and overall common sense. Can’t wait for CVS and I’m curious to what election I lost ? Haven’t lost any elections that I know of. Trump

  4. real ellwoodian | March 7, 2016 at 2:09 pm | Reply

    No was was debating the building
    Was old. You were saying we.
    Real ELlwoodians
    Who have an apriciation for our
    heritage are not allowed to morn or feal sad.I do not care how long you lived here.Evidently you havent lived long enogh. To understand people. Or to allow other opions. Common senseless

  5. Common Sense | March 8, 2016 at 6:28 pm | Reply

    I just checked my posts never mentioned the word “we” once.

    Born and raised and staying in Ellwood City so enjoy.

  6. Common Sense | March 9, 2016 at 7:22 am | Reply

    Hey real ellwoodian. LAWRENCE county just received a grant to demolish more homes / buildings. Hope some deteriorating home isn’t going to upset you as well – you know childhood memories of jailbreak or hide and go seek. Hope you will be ok? But you probably won’t. Trump

  7. real ellwoodian | March 10, 2016 at 10:22 am | Reply

    Hwy common senseless
    You may live in Ellwood but you wont get elected

  8. Common Sense | March 11, 2016 at 6:30 am | Reply

    Hope you watched last nights debate real ellwoodian/ Cruz. Again time to hang it up just like the old buildings.

    Hey just seeing the land as a parking lot makes that area look better. Sat in rite aid parking lot and was like wow look how much better it looks already. Maybe you and Jonathan can meet each other there and hook up. Both seem lonely in all of this.

    Live in Ellwood and own an excellent business. Going to be commenting and living here for years and years. Love it

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