Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

Behind the fence

Walked past the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery the other day; it's at 26th Avenue and 21st Street in Astoria. The Greater Astoria Historical Society has a bit of info on the site (the cemetery is visible but otherwise abandoned), but Patty Fagan's site is phenomenal, offering a map of the plots, transcriptions from the headstones, and some notes on the church's history.