Friday, December 28, 2007

St. Paul's Woodside suffers fire damage

A late-night fire ripped through a historic church in Queens.

Fire Rips Through Historic Queens Church

Firefighters were called to St. Paul's Episcopal Church on 61st Street and 39th Avenue in Woodside just before midnight. It took firefighters about an hour to bring the flames under control.

Fire destroys Queens landmark church

Fire rips through century-old church

An historic Gothic wooden Episcopal church built in the 1800s with ties to Queens history damaged by fire? There goes your landmarking chance.


Anonymous said...

Why the hell wasn't this one landmarked already? Oh, it's in Queens.

Anonymous said...

And how would landmarking have stopped the fire?

Queens Crapper said...

Landmarking would have provided funds for its restoration.

georgetheatheist said...

Built in 1874? I pass this church practically every day for over 20 years. I never knew of the antiquity of this building. No sign on it attesting to this fact. No articles on its history in the papers. No nothing. Until the fire. Totally historically incognito. The parsonage is across the street in an immense building.

Anonymous said...

Demolition by fire....h-m-m-m ?

Tommy Huang's old MO ?

Like when Flushing's Continental Fruit Market
went ablaze in the early 1980s ?

The Great Eastern Bank currently occupies that site.

This is the same bank where Joseph Liu
(C.M. Johnny's dad)
was arrested and convicted of fraud.

Joseph Liu is Alice Liu Huang's dad
(that's Huang as in Tommy)!

verdi said...

Never mind....
it wouldn't have met LPC's "criteria"....
meaning it was located in Queens
and not in Manhattan!

Submit it for designation right now....
even in the condition it's in.

Let's see what happens.