St. Martin of Tours' Church (Bronx)
|The Church of St. Martin of Tours|
St. Martin of Tours Church
|Town or city||Bronx, New York City|
|Country||United States of America|
|Client||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York|
The Church of St. Martin of Tours is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 664 Grote Street, South Belmont, Bronx, New York City.
The parish was established in 1897 at Belmont Avenue and 183rd Street by the Rev. Edward J. O'Gorman, who was assisted in 1914 by the Rev. David J. Leahy. Both attended the chapel at St. Martin's Academy. In 1914, "the parishioners number[ed] 800. The church property [was] valued at $150,000, with a debt of $21,000."
Before the present Modernist brick and concrete church was built, a large stone-towered Protestant-looking church was in use as photographed in 1914, which likely indicates the congregation had purchased and reused an existing church building before erecting the present structure.
St. Martin of Tours' Parish School
- Remigius Lafort, S.T.D., Censor, The Catholic Church in the United States of America: Undertaken to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of His Holiness, Pope Pius X. Volume 3: The Province of Baltimore and the Province of New York, Section 1: Comprising the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn, Buffalo and Ogdensburg Together with some Supplementary Articles on Religious Communities of Women.. (New York City: The Catholic Editing Company, 1914), p.388-389.
- Alice McQuillan, "New York Archdiocese to Close 27 Schools," NBC New York, 11 January 2011 (Accessed 7 February 2011)
- 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)
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