Thursday, June 16, 2011

St. Patrick Church Glen Cove

The St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church designed by Raymond Francis Almirall of Ingles & Almirall and built c. 1899 in Glen Cove. Click HERE for a complete history on the church. Click HERE to see the church on google earth and HERE on bing.

10 comments:

Doug Floor Plan said...

I did a quick search of ‘church’ to see what other churches Zach has posted & this one is by far the most imposing (it’s imposing even without comparison). The whole entrance/steeple section looks like a person towering over you demanding reverence … at least from this angle … in Bing not so much. I noticed the big cross atop the steeple has been replaced by something else & the building complex has been considerably expanded – thankfully, in a matching style.

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog and love it - thank you for all you've posted. I grew up in Garden City and moved out of NY over 20 years ago but still get homesick for the area.

Anonymous said...

I think the cross is still there atop the steeple. It looks like it might be something else, from certain angles, but when I looked at it from each side on Bing, it did appear to be the same simple cross.

Doug Floor Plan said...

I went looking for the cross -- Anon 11:45pm you are correct -- & this time noticed the church has either brownstone or reddish granite trim but in the postcard version it does not. I wonder if this 'adjustment' was a color printing issue or maybe changing tastes. Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

Great AA meetings there, Sunday and aWesnesday nights

D E Russell said...

For a more detailed history on this church's construction, http://www.glencoveheritage.com/stpatsbells.pdf

On postcard colors: While the master photographs for these postcards were taken by local photographers - in Glen Cove, mostly by a chap named Henry Otto Korten of Sea Cliff - the actual printing and colorizing was done in Germany at that time. Since the Germans hadn't seen the structures involved, there is a considerable latitude in the colors depicted.

Anonymous said...

Great photo thanks. There is a school/convent to the left of the church with a cloister in the same style. Though a new convent not of the same style was built later in back of the church. These structures form a unique landmark. I wish that there was funding made a available to have it lit up at night along with the First Presbyterian Church on Forest Avenue which is another of Glen Cove's unique architectural treasures.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have more information about this parisn and its more recent history i.e. 70s, 80s 90s?

Roibéard Ó Loingsigh said...

The interior of the church was renovated in the 1980's; at the same time the front entrance was altered, the former front door at the top of a steep flight of stairs was replaced with a window and more accessible doors on each side are now used, one is at the end of long masonry ramp which runs along the north side of the church.

Roibéard Ó Loingsigh said...

The school next to the church is All Saints Regional Catholic School. It as formed in 1990 when the schools formerly at the parishes of St. Patrick, St. Boniface, St. Hyacinth and St. Mary were amalgamated to form one school. The school building's 100th Anniversary is September 6, 2014, making it the oldest Catholic school building on the Gold Coast. A two year celebration is planned from September, 2014 to June, 2016 to mark the 25th school year of ASR and the 100th year of Catholic school education at the site, as well as both anniversaries.