Tuesday, September 15, 2009
St. Paul's School
St. Paul's School in Garden City, built in memory of Alexander Turney Stewart, founder of Garden City, by John Kellum and Henry G. Harrison in 1879 for the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. The 500 room school building has been sitting vacant and without use for sometime. It was supposed to be a community resource but a lack of motivation by Garden City residents to find an alternative use led to villagers voting by a slim margin to reject a proposed housing development and endorse demolition (totally crazy in my opinion). In 2003 St. Paul's was listed on the Preservation League of New York State's 'Seven to Save'. Click HERE to see St. Paul's on google earth.