St. Mary’s R.C. Church & Rectory, Staten Island
Address: 1101 Bay Street
LPC Action: Public Hearing 9/13/1966
LPC Backlog Hearing: Removed from the calendar without prejudice
St. Mary’s sits prominently upon a hill, virtually intact since its construction in 1857, although its surroundings—suburban corporate infill encroaches upon it. It is the second oldest Roman Catholic Church on Staten Island. The church is an instant landmark in its red brick composition and tall central tower, its style elegantly rendered in a North Italian Romanesque style. Landmark status would preserve this 158 year old structure’s place on Bay Street in case this property is ever sold, as the continued subdivision of Staten Island and loss of its history unfortunately prevails.