Saturday, May 14, 2016

Inspired Sunday - Church of the Good Shepherd in Spanish Harlem

While participating in The Great Saunter, a walk around Manhattan, we passed through Spanish Harlem also known as El Barrio.  As we made our way down Isham Street we got a fleeting look at the Church of the Good Shepherd. It was a solid, impressive granite building that took up the entire block. 


The Church of the Good Shepherd is a Catholic church established in 1915. The original wood structure was built on land purchased from the Isham family. In 1935 Architect Paul Monaghan designed the present Romanesque-style building you see today.

The Church of the Good Shepherd was originally established to minister the Irish community. Today the church and adjacent school serves a largely Hispanic congregation. 

This church was only one of the many interesting sights we passed on our long walk around Manhattan.


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    1. Yes it was. I wish we had the time to go inside...

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  2. The church like older than it is

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    1. That's what I thought when I first saw it. I was surprised to read it's fairly young.

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  3. The church like older than it is

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  4. Massive church. Nice. Congratulations on accomplishing such a great feat - The Great Saunter.

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  5. Massive church. Nice. Congratulations on accomplishing such a great feat - The Great Saunter.

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  6. It is a huge edifice and I do hope it all gets used. It must have taken much money and labor to complete.

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