|100 to 102 Dupont Street|
In another neighborhood I might not have noticed this building but sitting empty on the quiet block of Dupont Street among residential buildings at the far end of Greenpoint, it stands out. I have not been able to find out much about this building; however, according to the Department of Buildings it is a Yeshiva (Jewish parochial school) and it has been under renovation for some time. Constructed in the year 1919, I believe this building is designed in the Romanesque Revival style. Given the character of the architecture and the crosses detailed in the building's masonry I suspected that it was not a Jewish School. I spoke to a long time resident of the neighborhood and learned that it was a Catholic School (School of S S Cyril and Methodius) that began to undergo renovation 3 years ago. The school closed in 1999. When I first moved to Greenpoint this building was in a state of disrepair and now it is a condo building with apartments starting at $2,450 per month.
|School of SS Cyril and Methodius Entrance|
|Looking Skyward to the Parapet Wall|
A cross once stood at the peak of the parapet wall. In addition to the cross, other religious ornament has also been removed.