Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Immaculate Conception Church (St. Mary's)- Southwest Yonkers

The oldest Roman Catholic church in Yonkers, St. Mary's is a mix of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. The most beautiful all around church in Yonkers, it is the seat of the Vicar of Yonkers. Recently refurbished, its interior is very reminding of churches in Europe. Certainly not used to its potential, St. Mary's is often times overlooked, however this gem in the middle of downtown Yonkers is truly historic and possibly the most beautiful church north of New York City in the Northeast.
From the rear of the church

The facade


Pipe Organ



From St. Mary's Place

From City Hall

Sunday, August 15, 2010

St. John the Baptist Church- Southeast Yonkers

St. John the Baptist Church is located on Yonkers Ave. at the bottom of the hill that leads up to St. Joseph's Seminary. St. John's is well known for its neo-gothic exterior and colorful stained glass windows. It is also known for its massive roof which can be seen all over Yonkers.

The Ascension

View From St. John's Ave.

Another View from St. John's Ave.



Side Entrance View


View From up Seminary Ave.