It's well worth checking out the link for photos of the church - a very grand building indeed. I don't like using other people's pictures without permission, so I'll just have to stop back & take some of my own.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Pacific Street (Brownsville)
From time to time I come down this block of Pacific on my way home from work. These buildings are close to Our Lady of Loreto, between Sackman & Eastern Parkway. After a fierce campaign, the church was saved from the diocesan wrecking ball in 2010. Affordable housing units will be built around it, on its two acre site, & the church itself is to become a community center. This area was once farmland owned by New York's first Italian American immigrant, Pietro Alberti. Alberti came to New York in 1635.