February 17, 2008

Bay Ridge Methodist Church- Historical Photos

A big tip of the hat to Ron Gross of Senator Street for pointing me in the direction of the Brooklyn Public Library's excellent collection of historic Brooklyn photographs.

Here, Bay Ridge Methodist Church (which I think was then called Grace Methodist Episcopal Church) stands tall over its surroundings in 1905.

The Fourth Avenue subway will not arrive until 1916. The avenue would be used mainly by horse traffic, and those wires would be for telegraph messages--doubt many had phones back then.



Here, the church in 1944.














Bay Ridge Methodist Church in 1966. Note the different clock face. This may be at the peak of its membership. If this just after two in the afternoon time was on a school day, I was probably down the avenue in Our Lady of Angels elementary school.

5 comments:

Mark Brown said...

Great pics, Phantom. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

i think the phantom could have gotten his wires crossed. he may not know the differance between telegraph wires and electrical wires,(they could be on the same pole) unless he sees ben franklin flying a kite in one of them pictures.

Not Hating the Phantom, but keeping an eye on him said...

i think the phantom could have gotten his wires crossed. he may not know the differance between telegraph wires and electrical wires,(they could be on the same pole) unless he sees ben franklin flying a kite in one of them pictures.

The Phantom said...

anon

Point taken! Cut me some slack, I wasn't around then!

Not Hating The Phantom,but keeping an eye on him said...

good going anon. some1 has to keep an eye on these things. keep up the good work