In the early 1900's, San Diego was a popular destination for immigrants from a variety of nations, one of which was Italy. Italian immigrants clustered together in ‘Little Italy’, an area of San Diego where mostly southern Italians and some Portuguese families have settled. Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church was built to serve the spiritual needs of the community and give them a way to come together as a group. Father Sylvester Rabagliati was a Catholic Church missionary who had been serving the Italians on the west coast. In the early 1920's he began collecting funds to start a church for the Italian population in the area. Although it wasn't consecrated until 1925, the Father actually performed the first Mass at Christmas, 1924 in the unfinished structure.
Address: 1659 Columbia St, San Diego, CA 92101, United States
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