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Saturday, April 30, 2011
St. Brendan, Midwood
The address of St. Brendan's parish 1525 East 12th Street, Brooklyn NY 11230, telephone 718-339-2828. The parish website is linked HERE. There is a Saturday evening Mass and two on Sunday. Each photo may be enlarged by clicking on it.
It appears that the religious education department shares the former St. Brendan's diocesan high school with one or other entities., one of them called New York League Early Learning - William O'Connor Midwood. The school extends south on East 13th Street, has a 1912 cornerstone, and apparently received a fourth-story addition at some time. ----- Many thanks to MaryAnne for this clarification which led me to edit the above paragraph:
"As an alumna, I wanted to point out that the building in the pic of the former St. Brendan's Elementary School was originally St. Brendan's Diocesan High School from 1922 to 1977.
I think the original convent (Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood) and the original elementary school (across Ave O) were torn down and turned into Senior Citizen housing when the High School closed. But my memory may not be totally accurate on those buildings." Your memory has been confirmed by another former parishioner. The senior housing is were the elementary school was.
The above view looks north on East 13th Street towards Avenue O, where one may glimpse a small part of the Senior Citizen housing across the avenue.