Immaculate Conception Church

Address: 29th Street and Ditmars Boulevard

Neighborhood: Astoria

Architect:  McGill, Henry J.

Year: 1951

Current Status: Extant

Award:  Honorable Mention

Typology:  Religious Building

 

Immaculate Conception Church remains a presence in this part of Astoria–its sprawling complex includes school buildings, a convent, and rectory. The church alone received this award for its prominent corner building with striking bell tower. The parish dates back to 1924, created to address the booming Catholic population in Astoria. Originally services were held in the school building’s basement. Ground was broken for the new church in 1949. McGill was a prolific church architect and a favorite of the Brooklyn Diocese at this time.

 

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