St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr’s Church on 7th Street. I’m not sure when this 911 memorial plaque was put up, but since the iron fence was removed for the renovation of the front of the church, I had a good close-up shot of it.
I brought a monopod to the site of the demolition of Mary Help of Christians Church. Even using it, I could barely get the camera above the fence.
Column and arch. The church was a steel framed building.
While getting this shot from 11th Street, a guy from the neighborhood told me everybody knew Father Mancini stashed away the collection money somewhere in the brick walls of the church. Maybe that’s why they are taking it apart brick by brick. Are they preserving any of the architectural decorations?
The demolition has opened the interior to direct sunlight.
This is My House: From Here My Glory Will Go Forth
I’ve lived in this neighborhood for over thirty years. When I first moved here I could see this church’s clock tower from my bedroom window. Now it is obscured by the early glass and steel invader Red Square. This is the first time I entered the church. I was walking past it this morning and the doors were wide open.