Day 159

Church of St. Michael and St. Edward

June 6th, 2012

Completed in 1906 after fifteen years of construction, this twin-towered house of worship stood its ground as the Ingersoll and Whitman Houses sprung up around it, leading to the somewhat incongruous sight of a massive church standing amidst a tract of public housing. Its current altar was built with girders salvaged from the demolition of the old Myrtle Avenue El, some of whose still-standing remnants we recently came across. The church was closed last year, a casualty of a consolidation effort by the struggling Brooklyn Diocese, but a Catholic presence remains inside.


  1. Gigi says:

    Sad to know the church was closed, it’s so beautiful.

  2. tom says:

    still some remnants among the wreckage!

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