Day 459

Our Lady of Loreto

April 2nd, 2013

This is the church — visible in the previous photo — for which the adjacent apartments are named. (The apartments were built on the former site of the parish school.) Because of dwindling attendance, the church was shuttered in 2008, and it came close to being demolished in 2010 before local activists supposedly convinced the Diocese of Brooklyn to convert it into a community center instead (although it doesn't appear that any progress has been made on that front). You can see an awesome 360° view of the interior here.

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  1. Chris says:

    Updated Oct 16, 2017, 11:18am EDT

    The battle to save an aging Brooklyn church has ended in rubble. The Our Lady of Loreto Church on the border of Brownsville and Ocean Hill has been demolished, marking the end of a campaign by elected officials and community members to preserve the Roman Catholic church. Brooklyn Eagle first reported the building’s demolition.

    The century-old church has been razed for affordable housing.

    “dwindling attendance”…gets ’em every time!

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