Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Another unique church building in danger

From the NY Post:

Preservationists hope a Manhattan developer set to buy one of Harlem’s most beautiful churches will save it.

St. Thomas the Apostle Church on West 118th Street (pictured) has sat empty for nine years since the New York Archdiocese shuttered it in 2003.

Efforts to landmark the hulking neo-Gothic structure built in 1907 failed, and the building, which was recently covered in scaffolding, has been in limbo ever since.
The archdiocese is in contract to sell the property and two others to Artimus Construction in a $6 million deal, according to papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The documents give no hint of Artimus’ plans. The archdiocese declined to comment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Mormons could buy it!