Demolition is underway at Our Lady of Loreto in Brownsville

Aug 23, 2017 612

BY: Lore Croghan

Day by day, Our Lady of Loreto is disappearing. Workers have started demolishing a historic church in the Ocean Hill section of Brownsville that community activists have been fighting to save. Catholic officials are moving forward with plans to demolish Our Lady of Loreto Church, which was declared eligible for listing on the State and National Registers of Historic Places several years ago.

They are doing so despite efforts by the Brownsville Cultural Coalition to have Our Lady of Loreto designated as a city landmark and adaptively reused as a neighborhood cultural center.

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