Monday, May 12, 2008

St. Saviour's Church 1847-2008

After 161 years atop Maspeth Hill, St. Saviour's is gone. Hope to see you again sometime in the near future. AMNY has more photos.

5 comments:

-Joe said...

I don’t remember that structure having multiple gothic arched "Lionel Train set" windows.
Was that buried underneath for years?
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-Joe

Christina Wilkinson said...

Yes it was revealed underneath the siding.

jerry rotondi said...

I'd like to see Bloomberg similarly removed from office, for his total disregard of Queens' rich history!

Anonymous said...

Stalin may have been a really bad guy, but blowing up all those churches in Russia was a good idea.

Anonymous said...

What happened to Newtown Historical Society, the group that led the struggle for the church?

Others are taking credit.

And it looks like the mainline preservationists from Manhattan are aiding and abetting the grinding yet another grassroots effort from Queens into dogfood. Looks like they knocked the legs out from out of yet another effort by the people of Queens to take back their neighborhood.

Not to worry. We have the Queensborough Preservation Legue and Queensmarks to fall back on!