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  • Writer's pictureAbby Brenker

The History of Saint Mary's Church in Queens

This is Saint Mary’s Church in Long Island City in Queens. In 1868 the first mass had about 50 attendees and was held in a public schoolhouse before this church was built. There were several different buildings and expansions of Saint Mary’s which were lost in a fire. Construction on this beautiful church started in 1893 and was fully completed the following year. In 1902 a sister school opened.



The church is still open and has an active congregation. Saint Mary’s is a beautiful building and a neighborhood staple in Long Island City.

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