Saturday, September 17, 2011

Immaculate Conception, Maujer St.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio issued a decree 9.14.2011 declaring that the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 72 Maujer Street, Williamsburg, has been relegated to profane use and may be placed for sale. For some years it has been part of Most Holy Trinity parish.
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The parish of Most Holy Trinity was established in 1841 for German-speaking Catholics.  In 1853, Immaculate Conception parish was established a half-mile north.
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About 11.1.2014, NY-Curbed reported on the construction of 40 apartments in the much-renovated and extended building that now carries the address 81 Ten Eyck Street.  Link HERE. The article says that the diocese leased the property for $6 million (per what term?).  The developer is the firm of Nataliya Donskoy, which may be the same one doing St. Cecilia School on a 49-year lease.

5 comments:

  1. We're losing our history and religion this was a beautiful church

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  2. It was my church and school in the 70s.

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  3. I graduated immaculate conception grammar school in 1966. My two brothers and sister followed until the last one graduated in 1975 I was an alter boy there too. Have fond memories of the school, the church , the beautiful people who made the cogregation
    PP

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  4. Yeah, a great grammar school and church. My sister, two brothers and I went to the school, the church, received all our sacraments there up to confirmation. Wonderful parishioners at "St Mary"

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  5. My two siblings and I graduated from ICS (classes of '70, '71, and '73). The school and church activities back then were fairly lively and engaging (mostly for the boys, in retrospect): Speeches and holiday plays in the church basement; bantam league baseball in Prospect Park; team bowling (at the Greenpoint Lanes, of course); as altar boys, my brother and I supported the Latin then English masses (Fr. McDermott preferred much more wine than water, while the great and much missed Fr. Sepe was the polar opposite); bazaars in the church basement… then later in the schoolyard (with Ferris wheels, carnival games, you name it; do a little research and you’d see that there used to be a building (demolished in ’61?) in the schoolyard that served as the sister’s original quarters); choir practice supervised by the nuns although there was no official church choir (we’d make Sr. Asumpta laugh with our comical emphasis during certain parts of ‘O Come Let Us Adore Him’, singing first two stanzas of it very low, then jumping up and singing the third stanza very loud.)

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