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  • Building

    Hall associated with Ss. Peter & Paul Parish. The building was contracted as a gift of Mrs. Jeremiah Walsh and named in honor of her brother. References: "Father Malone's Reward", New York Times, August 16, 1897. "The McCadden [sic] Memorial", Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 6, 1897, 16. "McCaddin Hall Opening", Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 13, 1898, 30.

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    Located on the southwest corner of Bedford Avenue and South Third Street, also known as Bedford Avenue Pentecostal Church.

  • Building

    The congregation was organized in 1887 as a mission station by Rev. J.P. Beyer. In 1897, the congregation dedicated a new structure on Knickerbocker Avenue.1

  • Building

    Cornerstone laid 3 October 1937 1. The parish's first church was dedicated in 1942, was originally church of St. Francis de Sales. Fr. Fusco bought the church, had it transported and had it put on a concrete foundation. The original altar, confessionals and altar went to other parishes (St. Teresa of Avila, Brooklyn, Our Lady of Mercy, St. Monica's and St. Andrew, Manhattan).

  • Person

    b. 27 June 1887 - d. 22 Oct. 1959

  • Post

    From Shorpy, a photo of a model two-room tenement constructed within the Museum of Natural History as part of a 1908 "Congestion Exhibition". The model tenement was built by the Association for Practical Housekeeping Centres as part of a display on housekeeping courses the Association offered to tenement women.

  • Post

    Conservation of the Monitor's turret is a slow process. The turret was salvaged off of Cape Hatteras over a decade ago, and the process will take another 15 years.

  • Post

    Brooklynology has a lengthy post on Peter Cooper and his glue factory that was once one of the major foulers of Newtown Creek. Cooper's glue factory stood not too far from Peter Cooper Houses, the NYCHA development in East Williamsburg. And also not too far from the stockyards and abbatoirs that dominated the area of East Williamsburg south of Grand Street at the turn of the century.

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