Photo Credit: Vasil Fedic, 2002
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November, 2003 - World Monuments Fund (WMF) adds Three Greek Catholic churches at Bodruzal, Lukov-Venecia, and Topola, Slovakia to it's 100 Most Endangered Sites List. The Topola Church, St Michael the Archangel built about 1780. The WMF indicates these churches are suffering from water and insect damage, which has resulted in structural damage.
Greek Catholic Church - Sts. Peter and Paul 1994, St. Michal Archangel 1775 (L,NKP)
In the 14th century it belonged to the Humenné estate, and later to the Szirmay family. Later in the 19th century it passed to the Count Andrássy family. Throughout its history, its inhabitants were employed as woodsmen and coalmen.
Source: Vlastivedný Slovník Obcí na Slovensku Bratislava 1977
1337 Tupulya, Tupulia, 1786 Topolya. The first mention of the village is in 1337. In the XIV century it belonged to Humenné town and, after to Szirmay family. In the XIX century it passed to Andrássy counts. During the History, its inhabitants were occupied as woodmen. Source: Roberto Cannoni, Italy
Greek Catholic Church of St. Archangel Michael (1780). Reconstructed 1928-29 & 1970.
Orthodox - 2nd half, 17th century. Icon picture of Snímanie z kríža from 1700.
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Last Update: 03 November 2009