An Update on the Crown Heights Church Cornice

The metal cornice is gone at the the St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church on the corner of Classon Avenue and Sterling Place in Crown Heights. It was removed with a crane a few days ago, after pieces were dangling off the building due to the storm. A reader in last week’s post noted that the damaged tower has been in poor shape for several years, due to constant problems with pigeons and some grating that fell on the roof. We hear that this parish does not have lots of money, and this particular structure isn’t under landmarks protection. What a shame. See a few more shots after the jump.
Roof Collapsing at Crown Heights Church [Brownstoner]

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  • If anyone from the parish is reading, they should contact the New York Landmark Conservancy’s Sacred Sites Program. They might be able to give them a grant, or at a minimum connect them with the right architect, engineer or contractor for an inspection. They have previously done outreach to all of the churches in the Diocese of Brooklyn so will be familiar with the property.

  • Brownstoner, also, the headline with “church collapse” is totally misleading!