St. Vladimir Memorial Church and the Pushkin Monument

Christine McNally

For my project, I really wanted to stick to a monument from my hometown of Jackson, NJ. Thus, I decided to do St. Vladimir Memorial Church and the Pushkin Monument, both on Cassville Road next to Rova Farms.

Although I would drive past both of these historic places every day I never really knew too much about either of them. From this project, I learned that both the church and the monument represent the entire Russian community, and how they depict the peace and unity the community wants to exude. What surprised me was how the church looks so old and obsolete, when in fact it was built in the twentieth century. I actually used to think that this church and monument were creepy and bizarre – I was surprised to learn that it has so many devoted worshippers who treat the church as their home.

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About urba0090

is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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