Search


Advanced Search
Nenad Bach - Editor in Chief

Sponsored Ads
 »  Home  »  People  »  Croatians in America - photo collection by Vladimir Novak, part 2
 »  Home  »  History  »  Croatians in America - photo collection by Vladimir Novak, part 2
 »  Home  »  Croatian Life Stories  »  Croatians in America - photo collection by Vladimir Novak, part 2
Croatians in America - photo collection by Vladimir Novak, part 2
By Prof.Dr. Darko Zubrinic | Published  03/20/2008 | People , History , Croatian Life Stories | Unrated
Croatian Energy, page 3

Photo from around 1900.
Stephen Babare is the first from the left; many thanks to Mrs. Cynthia Babare for this information.

Prvi od mnogih značajnih brodograditelja - Hrvata u Americi bio je Stjepan Babare iz Starigrada. Prvo brodogradilište osnovao je koncem godine 1890, a već 1913. sa sinovima Georgeom i Nickom proizvodi po jedan brod u dva dana. Tko je radio kod Babare u Tacomi, smatran je majstorom toga zanata.


The first notable Croat shipbuilder in U.S. was Stephen Babare from Starigrad. Stephen founded his first shipyard in the late 1890's with his sons George and Nick. By 1913 in their shipyard they produced one ship in two days. Anyone working at the Babare shipyard in Tacoma was considered to be a master of this craft.

Many thanks to Mrs. Cynthia Babare for helping us to correct some inconsistencies in the previous version of the text.


Votive Chapel of Our Lady of Bistrica, photo by Vladimir Novak

Zavjetna kapelica Majke Božje Bistričke u američkom Narodnom Svetištu u Washingtonu, D.C., S.A.D.


Votive Chapel of Our Lady of Bistrica in the National Shrine, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.



Votive Chapel of Our Lady of Bistrica, photo by Vladimir Novak
 
Centuries old Croatian Coat of Arms is at the top. The statue of Marija Bistrica, Queen of Croatia holding the Christ Child, was carved by notable Croatian-American sculptor Joseph Turkalj.



Votive Chapel of Our Lady of Bistrica, photo by Vladimir Novak
 
The mosaic roundels surrounding the statue are the designs of John de Rosen, executed by Venetian Art Mosaic of New York. The seven roundels, viewed from the bottom and proceeding clockwise are: St. Nicholas Tavelić and Bl. Ozana Kotorka; the baptism of a Croatian peasant (A.D. 640, i.e. in 7th century, symbolizing very early christianization of Croatians); Our Lady of Sinj; the Croatian coat-of-arms; Our Lady of Trsat (Our Lady of Grace); King Zvonimir (11th century); and Aloysius Cardinal Stepinac (d. 1960).

The inscription on a mensa of the Portasanta marble altar translates: "Maria of Bistrica, pray for us."

Archbishop Franjo Kuharić of Zagreb dedicated the chapels October 17, 1970.

Source: Our Lady of Bistrica


 


 


Votive Chapel of Our Lady of Bistrica, photo by Vladimir Novak

Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac; Votive Chapel of Our Lady of Bistrica, photo by Vladimir Novak


Croatian King Zvonimir, 11th century; Votive Chapel of Our Lady of Bistrica, photo by Vladimir Novak

 


 


Votive Chapel of Our Lady of Bistrica, photo by Vladimir Novak

Please, go to the next page below.

Comments
  • Comment #1 (Posted by george krovich)

    my mother was born in pisorvina, married my on his trip to yugoslavia in 1930. he came here at age 16 and worked in the mines in pennyslvania for 47 years and died from blacl lung. i am the only one left from my family. i had a brother that died at 17 in 1951. i enjoyed looking at your pictures. i also saw my mothers home town since i never went to see her family. thank you george krovich
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by shireen nalley)

    if this is the nalley family please get in contact with me.575-218-2553
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by lovinac)

    Just a comment on Ek Spahich's commentary...The Croatian Islamic Centre in Toronto was built by Croatians of the Islamic faith and not by "Bosnians", hence the former name, Croatian Islamic Centre. This project was also realized thanks in large part to financial support from various Croatian catholic parishes throughout North America as well as their parishioners.
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by Daniele)

    i'm looking for Babare clan. i'm building the genealogist tree from my grandmother Luci, born in 1921 in Hvar and her family
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by Dalmazio Babare)

    My sisters name is Lucj or Lucja - my mother named the first daughter born after my fathers mother
    Lucja Babare (she died Zadar)
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by Allen Petrich)

    I am a grandson of Martin (Marin) A. Petrich from Starigrad who came with his parents (Juraj/George Petrich & Catherine Budrovich of Hvar) to the US in 1887. I am working on a history of shipyards and boatbuilding on the West Coast of the US centered on the Northwest and the Dalmatian families of Babare (Hvar), Martinolich (Losinj), Skansich/Skansie (US spelling), Petrich (Starigrad), Martinac (Brac) and, in Los Angeles, Rados. The developed the purse seine fishing boat.

    I would appreciate hearing from anyone who would lie contact.

    Allen Petrich: allenpetrich@earthlink.net
     
Submit Comment


Article Options
Croatian Constellation



Popular Articles
  1. Dr. Andrija Puharich: parapsychologist, medical researcher, and inventor
  2. (E) 100 Years Old Hotel Therapia reopens in Crikvenica
  3. Blanka Vlašić becomes indoor high jump world champion
  4. Europe 2007: Zagreb the Continent's new star
  5. Potres u Zagrebu - Earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia 28 listopad 2006 u 16:15 3.7 on a Richter
No popular articles found.