St. Dominic's Church (Bronx, New York)

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The Church of St. Dominic
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St. Dominic's Church in Van Nest
General information
Architectural styleRomanesque Revival
Town or cityVan Nest, Bronx, New York City
CountryUnited States of America
Construction startedMay 31, 1925
ClientRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Technical details
Structural systemBrick masonry
Design and construction
ArchitectAnthony J. DePace of the firm DePace & Juster

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.[1] 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.[2] In May 2011, two of the three bells were removed in order to service the wooden supports which were waterlogged and had seepage problems. The goal is to replace the wooden supports and return the bells to their original location.[3] The expected restoration cost of the bells is estimated at $30,000.[4]


The parish school was among one of 27 slated to be closed by Archbishop Dolan in the Archdiocese of New York as announced on 11 January 2011.[5][6] The school, after 59 years was closed at the end of June 2011 resulting in its student body having to transfer to other local Catholic schools.[7]


  1. ^ Official Website of the Parish of Our Lady of Solace - St. Dominic.
  2. ^ Twomey, Bill (January 21, 2010). "Do You Remember? St. Dominic's Church was established as a National Italian Parish". The Bronx Times Reporter. p. 48.
  3. ^ O'Shaughnessy, Patrice (May 19, 2011). "Bells toll for school, but ring for church". The New York Daily News. p. 31. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
  4. ^ Weisbrod, Bill (May 31, 2011). "St. Dominic's Church Set To Receive(sic) Bell Repairs". The Bronx Times Reporter. p. 27. Retrieved 2013-04-24.
  5. ^ Alice McQuillan, "New York Archdiocese to Close 27 Schools," NBC New York, 11 January 2011 (Accessed 7 February 2011)
  6. ^ Archdiocese of New York, "RECONFIGURATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING “AT-RISK” SCHOOLS ACCEPTED BY ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK Archived 2011-01-17 at the Wayback Machine," Official Press Release, 11 January 2011 (Accessed 7 February 2011)
  7. ^ Lestch, Corinne (July 1, 2011). "St. Dominic school staff and students bid farewell to Bronx parish school". New York Daily News. p. 42. Retrieved 2011-07-02.

Coordinates: 40°50′39.4″N 73°52′4″W / 40.844278°N 73.86778°W / 40.844278; -73.86778