Return Of A Nighttime Landmark In Waterbury

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there are plans to bring back a lighted cross that stood on a prominent hill in Waterbury for decades. Photo by Stephen Dunn/sdunn@courant.com.

There are plans to bring back a lighted cross that stood  for decades on a prominent hill in Waterbury. The cross is shown in this photo from 2008. Photo by Stephen Dunn/sdunn@courant.com.

My colleague Bernie Davidow reports:

The giant illuminated Christian cross that once dominated the Waterbury night — and was the centerpiece for a religious attraction called Holy Land, U.S.A. — would be restored under a plan announced Friday by Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary.

O’Leary said he and a friend, Fred “Fritz” Blasius, joined forces to form a limited liability company that will buy the 17-acre Holy Land property on a hill just south of I-84. He said that he had “personally” formed the partnership — Holy Land Waterbury, U.S.A. — with Blasius, and that the two had signed a purchase and sale agreement on June 20.

Read Bernie’s story here.

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2 thoughts on “Return Of A Nighttime Landmark In Waterbury

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  2. DR

    One thing I don’t get about stuff like this cross – why do Christians always have a need to flaunt their religion and stick it in everyone’s face like that?

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