Saturday, August 2, 2008

Henington Hall Photos

A couple of months ago I jumped on my bike and rode around Manhattan to photograph some of the locations Papa mentions in his 1924 diary. One of these was Henington Hall on 2nd Street near Avenue B, where Papa's congregation met for services on October 20th, 1924. Unlike many of the places Papa knew in his youth, the Henington Hall building (or at least its facade) is still there:

A stone above the entrance indicates that it was built in 1908 (though a rezoning report issued by the City of New York in May of 2008 says it was built "prior to 1903"):

It's not a grand or glorious building, but it still has some interesting details. I'm especially intrigued by the way its address (214-216 2nd St.) appears above the entrance porch:

I imagine Papa took a long look at it at least once.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice. Any more history of the building and its use, past and present?

    - Jake