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.