Saturday, January 10, 2009

Christ the King, Grand Concourse



A helpful person forwarded this explanation as a comment:
"A building fundraising drive was initiated in 1962, and ended on November 16th with $275,000 pledged by parishioners. This was added to another $200,000 that the parish had already set aside for building.

"The new school building was dedicated on September 12, 1965. The school was constructed over the old church. Only the lower portion of the church had originally been constructed before the Depression put a halt to building plans. (Information obtained from the Dedication Album for Christ the King, printed in 1965.)"




See pages 472 and for the 1929 creation of the parish of Christ the King, at the Grand Concourse and Marcy Place. This is on the west side of the Grand Concourse two blocks south of East 170 Street,. The rectory address is 141 Marcy Place, Bronx NY 10452, telephone 718-538-5546. The school entrance is at the southwest corner of the intersection, 1345 Grand Concourse. The church entrance is downhill west on Marcy Place, underneath the school.

6 comments:

Elle said...

What year was the school built?

tdciago said...

A building fundraising drive was initiated in 1962, and ended on November 16th with $275,000 pledged by parishioners. This was added to another $200,000 that the parish had already set aside for building.

The new school building was dedicated on September 12, 1965. The school was constructed over the old church. Only the lower portion of the church had originally been constructed before the Depression put a halt to building plans.

(Information obtained from the Dedication Album for Christ the King, printed in 1965.)

John Gonzales said...

I went to that school from 1975 to 1980 I went to the religious instruction classes I played at the basketball team I worked at the rectory office I went to summer camp and I was a counselor there I also go there and visit when I come to New York it gives me great memories I remember there are the legacy and father O'Keefe and father lawyer and sister Joanne and Mr Rivera and sister conceptio at the school principal

Rodney Kite-Powell said...

My mother was baptized at Christ the King Church in 1931. Would love to find a photograph of the original building before the school was constructed on top of it.

Paul Lowe said...

Hello, I am Paul Lowe my wife Millie Lowe taught in this school till she passed away in 1999. I was just checking to see if you were still a school in the Bronx. Would like to hear from you if anyone still remembers Mildred Lowe My Emale is picapa@myfairpoint.net I now live in Eastport,Maine my hometown before I lived in the Bronx. Hope you are all well and warm this winter see you Paul Lowe

Rob Mederos said...

I attended Christ the king between 1973 and graduated in 1977. I also have fond memories
of my time there. I remembered father O'Keefe. I also worked at the rectory. I remember
being invited to go to several Yankee games by the fathers. Seats at the third base line
feet from Graig Nettles. I was taught to respect others. Times have really changed!
Hope all have had a blessed life.