St. Gertrude’s Auditorium

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St. Gertrude’s Auditorium

Address: 307 Beach 37th Street
Neighborhood: Edgemere
Architect:  John O’Malley
Year: 1962
Current Status: Extant
Typology:  Religious Building

St. Gertrude’s auditorium is one of architect John O’Malley’s lesser works. The building is a large rectangular auditorium with a separate entrance connected to the rear of the existing, older St. Gertrude’s Roman Catholic Church. Today the building is closed and decaying on a stretch of the Rockaways filled with new construction but also numerous empty lots. 

St. Gertrude's Auditorium