A Student of History

June 3, 2008

Church Saved

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Maass @ 10:48 am

From the Irish Voice:

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St. Brigid’s Famine era church, located in the East Village of Manhattan, NY and built by Irish immigrants in the mid-1800s, has been saved from the wrecking ball by an anonymous $20 million donation.

St. Brigid’s Church, which overlooks Tompkins Square Park and was built in 1848, has been under the threat of the wrecking ball since its closure in 2004.  However, the Save St. Brigid’s Committee, led by chairman Ed Torres, has been lobbying tirelessly and fought stringent court battles to prevent the church from being demolished.

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