Monsignor McGolrick Park Shelter Pavilion

Helmle & Huberty, 1910
John Ericsson (Monitor and Merrimac) Monument
Sculptor: Antonio de Filippo, 1938

Originally called Winthrop Park, this park was renamed in 1941 in honor of Monsignor Edward J. McGolrick, the Pastor of St. Cecilia’s Church. Its interior pathways are lined with shade trees, and its exterior perimeter is bordered by modest residential architecture. A highlight is the Shelter Pavilion, a Beaux-Arts comfort station that recalls the Grand Trianon at the Palace of Versailles. The structure features two end pavilions connected by a crescent-shaped open arcade of paired columns. In front of the pavilion is a statue commemorating the Greenpoint natives who lost their lives in World War I. Also within the park, the John Ericsson Monument is named for the engineer who built the Monitor, America’s first iron-clad warship, in Greenpoint in 1862. The park and pavilion were designated a New York CIty Individual Landmark in 1966.