Tuesday, July 27, 2010

☞ REMEMBER: The 145th Street Lutheran Church

The little Mt. Zion Lutheran Church that sits on the corner of Convent Avenue and 145th Street probably looks the same as it did 100 years ago. The only thing that changed in this landmark district was the name of the church which was originally the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, which is shown in the top image form 1934 (looking east). It's old and has some funky yellow, chippy paint on the facade but this compact temple of worship really gets the imagination going every time we walk by this intersection. Archival photo by NYPL. Facade photo by Ulysses

1 comment:

  1. Its amazing it and the buildings directly next to it have not changed in all these years. WOW!