Friday, April 20, 2012

Behold the inside of St. Brigid's

We continue to watch the renovations at St. Brigid's on Avenue B at East Eighth Street... while we have a good idea of how the exterior of the historic church that was left for dead is shaping up, we haven't seen the inside in some time...

Yesterday, Bobby Williams had a chance to take a look...





Previously.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice!

Has there been any word on when the outside tarps come down?

EV Grieve said...

@anon

Haven't heard any definite timelines just yet. Looking forward to seeing the refurbished front too.

Lindsay said...

Wow! So beautiful. Wonderful photos, Bobby!!

Marty Wombacher said...

It looks stunning, wonderful photos by Bobby, as always!

Anonymous said...

anyone ever find out who donated the money to fix this place up?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful inside view.

Joe Jusko said...

Brings a tear to my eye.

Anonymous said...

Hope they turn it into a shopping mall like they did the Limelight! Cause you know, we need more places to shop......

Goggla said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

tremendous.
this is an attribute to everyone who refused to let this sensational building be destroyed It's a means for artisans to present the ability to reclaim, which I suggest is far
more important than
replacing the building we an architectural foible.
I hope that St Bridgids is always cherished
if only becuase the communicty fought gentrification and she
is the glorious result.
I wonder who the congregation will be????And will Timothy Cardinal Dolan be invloved in the reopening of the wonderous church?

Anonymous said...

Shame that a similar savior was not found for St. Anne's before it became a Lego-land eyesore

Yenta Laureate said...

Wow. The Neo-Gothic ceiling and Gothic nave is very similar to the Angel Orensanz Center on Norfolk Street (1849). That building was built originally as a synagogue by German Jews who brought in an architect from Berlin, Alexander Saeltzer who also built the Astor Library that eventually became the Public Theater on Lafayette Street.

VH McKenzie said...

Stunning -- almost makes me want to re-consider that whole church thing. Almost.

Nice photos, Bobby!

marjorie said...

Wow, just ravishing. Lovely pix.

Yenta Laureate, thank you for the info -- do we know who designed St Bridget's originally?

Dave - everywhere said...

Great photos Bobby.