The photos and illustration are courtesy of Anton van Dalen
Dear neighborhood friends,
Made this drawing today and yesterday, also took the photos.
It's about a church that since 1917 has been an important integral part of our immediate neighborhood and community.
I, as so many of my neighbors, looked on in disbelief through a crack in the forbidding veil covered sidewalk fence.
We tried to comprehend, as the wrecking appeared done surreptitiously, this senseless shocking self-destruction.
And the complete betrayal of a family oriented community and a history that has endeared me since 1971.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Permits filed to demolish Mary Help of Christians church, school and rectory
Preservationists call for archeological review of former cemetery at Mary Help of Christians site
Scaffolding arrives for demolition of Mary Help of Christians