After a passenger jet crashed into the corner of Seventh Avenue and Sterling Place in 1960, destroying the Pillar of Fire Church and badly damaging several buildings on the ground, a new funeral parlor was built to replace the McCaddin Funeral Home, which had to be demolished, on the northwest corner. In August we took a look at that corner, and the above photo continues the view to the west, to the site of the destroyed church. To the left is a parking garage. Note the great Deco sign for "Sterling Palace Garage." A typo?
Here's the same view today, looking west down Sterling Place between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. An apartment building stands today on the site of the Pillar of Fire Church and funeral parlor, and the garage has been converted into apartments. And as for that "Sterling Palace Garage" sign?
It still hangs, only now it's decoration on the wall of a small parking garage a few doors down.
Top Photo: BPL