Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Landmarks Preservation Commission saves Jesus Saves church on 11th Street



Tonight, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) gave three nearby structures landmark status, amNY reports.

As the paper reported, LPC Chairman Robert Tierney said the buildings tell stories of the immigrant life in New York’s past. “These buildings collectively speak to many aspects of the immigrant experience in the East Village and on the Lower East Side in the 19th and early 20th centuries,” he said.

The three new landmarked buildings:

• 97 Bowery

• Loew’s Canal Street Theatre at 31 Canal St. (The Lo-Down has more on this.)

• The Eleventh Street Methodist Episcopal Chapel (above) on 11th Street between Avenues A and B that now houses the Father’s Heart Ministry Center. (Read about the church's history here.)

3 comments:

Shawn Chittle said...

Once in a while they get it right. Hey Jeremiah, this *ain't* vanishing, man! Chalk one up for the good guys. That neon sign has illuminated my apt for almost 10 years.

They have the best ice cream on the LES, too.

Check out E. 11th Street, circa 1906

http://vimeo.com/14076226

Goggla said...

Hallelujah!

NYC taxi photo said...

Tadahh!! at 1:54 of this 1950's video from the 3rd avenue el train, the jesus saves sign:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwUd61hZtNc