Day 405

A holy roadblock

February 7th, 2013

The relatively orderly street grid of South Ozone Park is broken on 120th Street between 133rd and 135th Avenues by this religious-looking building sitting smack in the middle of the road. This presumably means that the structure (or perhaps a predecessor) predates the grid, and was built on this site facing Hawtree Creek Road, the original thoroughfare through the area (I'm standing on a remnant of Hawtree Creek Road taking this photo). Here's a shot of the building from 1922, when it was apparently the Bethel Union Sunday School. I think it still serves a similar function today, if the "I ♥ SUNDAY SCHOOL" bumper sticker on the door in any indication, and I assume it's now affiliated with the newer church (St. James-St. Matthew's Lutheran) two buildings down.

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