St. Mel’s Auditorium
Address: 28-20 154th Street
Architect: Beatty and Berlenbach
Current Status: Extant
Award: Bronze Plaque for Public Buildings
Typology: Religious Building
Sometimes building campaigns fall short or parish needs change. St. Mel’s Auditorium was built for the neighboring St. Mel’s School as a 900-seat gathering space over a 400-seat basement cafeteria. Today St. Mel’s Auditorium is St. Mel’s Church and the auditorium serves as the main sanctuary, complete with contemporary stained glass. A metallic steeple has been added on top of the flat roof of the auditorium.