Church Of The Redeemer To Be Demolished

Photo by Lisanne
Photo by Lisanne

The Church of the Redeemer on 4th Avenue and Pacific Street is scheduled to be demolished this fall according to a sign posted on a construction fence.

The 149-year-old church, which was built in 1866, served a congregation of immigrants from the Caribbean and West Indies until the Long Island Episcopal Diocese decided to close it in 2010.

The church was sold in 2014 to investment company the Jackson Group for $20 million.

Parts of the structure will be preserved and repurposed, with Harlem-based company Demolition Depot selling off its stained-glass windows, hand-cut stone doorways, fencing, light fixtures, pressed-tin ceilings, and other original details.

A spokesperson for the Jackson Group told the Wall Street Journal the company has no set plans for the site as of yet.

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