Founded in 1879 by German Catholics, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church is clad in the yellow Kreischer brick typical of the south eastern section of Astoria which borders Woodside and Sunnyside. It’s found on 30th Avenue between 44th and 43rd Streets, and if you live anywhere near it, you’re familiar with its bells.

A massive complex, the church also maintains a parochial school and (or, used to maintain) domestic residences for both priests and nuns.