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When the Kratochvil's, Vavra's and Koula's settled in the area in 1855, it fell to Joseph Koula, a cabinet maker, to build homes.The house on the right was on Smithtown Avenue. The picture is undated. The building eventually became part of Frank Huml's cigar factory until the 1930s.
The small building in the center was the home built for Jan and Barbara Vavra. This picture, undated, still has the outside water pump and bucket. The house was also on Smithtown Avenue where it later belonged to Theodore Kruta, one of the town's butchers.
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THURSDAY, JUNE 6
AT THE MUSEUM
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RESTORATION AT ST. JOHN'S
St. John Nepomucene church was built in 1885 and served as a place of worship for almost 100 years. When the new church was built in 1982, the old church became the center for parish youth ministry. On April 3, 2012, it was badly damaged by an electric fire. However, engineers determined that the building was still structurally sound and with much parish support the decision was made to restore it. This was completed in December 2012.
Exterior and interior after the fire
All the stained glass windows but one were destroyed in the fire. However, artists using this one together with old pictures provided by parishioners were able to replicate all the windows.
All the community of Bohemia is grateful that we still have this part of our history.
Gene Horton of Blue Point attended our April 4, 2013 meeting with a very tall friend. He showed pictures of Lincoln's family, filled in details of his life and commented on the Gettysburg address. For more information on the meeting, go to News and Events.
On April 14, 30 ladies enjoyed the BHS Tea hosted by JoAnn Kristoff and Donna Schaefer (below). For more pictures, go to News and Events, Tea.