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© 2008 Steve Kelley

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The Church of the Holy Innocents was established in 1866 when the area around 37th Street and Broadway was semi-rural. The present edifice was completed in 1870 using the Gothic Revival style of architecture. The first pastor had the foresight to engage the prominent artist Constantino Brumidi, to create a monumental fresco over the main altar. Soon after Brumidi was commissioned to decorate the Great Rotunda of the U. S. Capitol Building with magnificent frescoes.

In the early years cows roamed the streets and open pastures around Holy Innocents. As the city rapidly expanded northward the community, known as the "Tenderloin", teemed with immigrants from Europe. By the early 1900's the area was known for newspaper publishing (The Herald) and theaters (The Metropolitan Opera House). Holy Innocents was called the "actor's church". Eugene O'Neill, the playwright, was baptized in the church in 1888.

By 1910, the area went through a profound change as the tenements were rapidly replaced by imposing commercial buildings. By the 1920's hundreds of thousands of workers earned their living in what became known as the Garment Center. Longacre Square changed its name to Times Square and Herald Square became synonymous with shopping. Meanwhile, Holy Innocents became spiritual oasis for vast number of people who went to work in the offices, factories and showrooms in the buildings that towered above. Not only did the church continue to offer spiritual direction but it also assisted people to rise to better economic and social circumstances.

Today the church is the oldest building in the Fashion Center. Yet, it is youthful in its enthusiasm for meeting the challenges of ever changing environment - new people, new technologies, new ideas. The church enjoys a vibrant spiritual life and is considered a "second home" to thousands of workers and visitors who find comfort and support here.
Date: 2008-10-09 19:37:37



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great light, excellent work
www.digitaldirect.ca 2008-10-09 19:53:56
gorgeous details steve! always love this perspective :D well done
:: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct 2008-10-09 20:09:40
Wonderful shot, but I really enjoyed the history more. Thank you
Point-Shoot-Edit 2008-10-09 20:45:46
Amazing HDR work!
[grep] 2008-10-09 22:35:11
Okay....I see now. Was driving me crazy not being able to recall what this church exterior looked like despite all the thousands of times I must've been in the area. Alas I found it on Google Earth. :-)
From the outside one wouldn't think that the interior looked so very magnificent. You did a fantastic job of the capture Steve. Love it. :-)
New Yorkled 2008-10-09 22:40:54
I'm very impressed.
Kris Kros 2008-10-09 23:26:11
This is absolutely beautiful! The details in this photo is amazing
Heyjulez 2008-10-10 00:32:50
womnderful
Werner Schnell (1.stream) 2008-10-10 01:55:43
Very good. Love the light.
unavailable photographer 2008-10-10 03:13:32
The composition here is fantastic. Stunning imagery.
Sandmania 2008-10-10 03:22:33
excellent work
A.Alwosaibie 2008-10-10 04:11:02
great shot! I love the contrast.
Sphexes 2008-10-10 05:45:27
unbelievable view and shadows man...hats off..
WorldofArun 2008-10-10 06:04:24
Spectacular work. Beautiful.


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Very powerful image! Nice composition and nice job with the white balance!
Bruce Wayne Photography (Formerly darth_bayne) 2008-10-10 09:05:14
Great detailed shot, and nice history data! If only our history teachers were so interesting as you are! :)
Boris Mitendorfer Photography 2008-10-10 14:48:06
esplendida!
omiga13 2008-10-11 02:38:26
Beautiful shot! You are inspiring me to get off my butt and shoot again! Thanks!
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Stunning :)

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Oh mudpig this is magnificent! It has a kind of sci fi feel to it no? Could be me, it's beautiful mudpig...

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beautiful..too bad I can't put all of them in my church gallery!
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impressive work!
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