Thursday, July 12, 2012

The baby spires of St. Brigid's

On Tuesday, Dave on 7th pointed out the arrival of the small (baby?) spires atop the south tower of St. Brigid's on Avenue B at East Eighth Street...



Yesterday, courtesy of Bobby Williams, we got a better look at the new tops after workers uncovered them...




Well, not quite the 50-foot, crocketted steeples that, as The Villager noted, "adorned the church until they became unstable and were removed in the 1960s" ...

[St. Brigid's in the 1870s]

...but impressive enough?

5 comments:

Goggla said...

Nice!

That last photo is amazing in so many ways...

EV Grieve said...

Definitely, Goggla. I found a few more from the 1920s in the NYPL Digital archives that I'd like to post at some point.

Dave on 7th said...

Those baby spires are actually an original detail, apparently.

Joe Jusko said...

That last pic IS incredible! Would love to see the others!

evgrieve said...

Thanks, Joe. I hope to post some others soon...