van nest


Dec 04 2011

Our Lady of Solace Church, The Bronx

Our Lady of Solace Church, The Bronx. Photo 1

The Church of Our Lady of Solace is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 731 Morris Park Avenue at the intersection with Holland Avenue, Bronx, New York City in the Van Nest neighborhood. The parish was established 1903. The present church was dedicated in 1929.

Oct 02 2011

St. Dominic's Church, The Bronx

St. Dominic's Church, The Bronx. Photo 1

The Church of St. Dominic is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 1739 Unionport Road, Van Nest, Bronx, New York City. The parish was established in 1927. The Romanesque Revival was built 1925 to the designs of Bronx-native architect Anthony J. DePace of the firm DePace & Juster. In May of 2011, two of the three bells were removed in order to service the wooden supports which were waterlogged and had seepage problems.


May 22 2011

Van Nest Assembly of God, The Bronx

Van Nest Assembly of God, The Bronx. Image 1

In 1934 a group of born-again ladies, members of the Italian Christian Church at 167th Street and Intervale Avenue, under the spiritual leadership of Pastor Silvio Margadonna, began holding home prayer meetings, seeking God's guidance for the establishment of a church in the Van Nest area. Their outreach began with door-to-door witnessing. Within a short period of time, a Friday night prayer meeting was established and space was rented at 1722 Adams Street, Bronx, New York.