2006-05-26 / Columnists

Postcard Views Of Both Broad Channel Churches From The 1930's

From The Rockaway Museum by Emil Lucev, Curator Dedicated To The Memory Of Leon S. Locke

From The Rockaway Museum
by Emil Lucev, Curator
Dedicated To The Memory Of Leon S. Locke

Today we have a nostalgic treat for churchgoers in the bay community of Broad Channel, Queens. The two postcards appear in a sepia-tone (brown tint) color rendition, published in the 1930's, during the Great Depression.

Both churches date back to the early days at Broad Channel, with St. Virgilius being the elder of the two. Both buildings are on Noel Road, but at one time in the past, one was located on Church Road, and was later moved onto Noel Road. Can someone fill us in on the details of the two houses of worship in Broad Channel?

The person that laid out the St. Virgilius card did not do his homework, because the name should have been printed as St. Church.

Both churches have been remodeled over the years, but they still look as good as ever! God bless America and our troops.


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