Friday, August 2, 2013

The disappearing Mary Help of Christians

An East Village resident has been keeping tabs on the destruction at the former Mary Help of Christians lot... workers are taking down the rectory on East 12th Street first to make way for the new residential development...

Wednesday...








Thursday...





...three stories gone by the end of the day...



...and the garage with the familiar Mary Help of Christians mural is gone. Here's a last look yesterday... next to the machine that eventually crushed it...




And from the ground, a few end-of-day-shots via Bobby Williams... not much else to say.





4 comments:

James C. Taylor said...

Bastards.

Anonymous said...

Depressing beyond belief

Anonymous said...

Horrible Soulless wastes of Humanity, Something so beautiful can stand for decades and be torn down in under a week. And to them it's just another make money.

Mary Borg said...

Well whatever they build it will be visited by ghosts and haunted for life. A church shouldn't be thorn down but burnt down by an accidental fire.