Norfolk Square Apartments
Today's foto is of a block-long, low building at Warren and Hudson Streets in the University Heights area that looks like townhouses but is actually apartments (according to the sign on the left side of the building).
The large building beyond this complex is the International Center for Public Health, UMDNJ.
This is the view from the Norfolk Apartments across to the Priory Restaurant at St. Joseph Plaza.
And here is a closer view of the magnolia and front tower of the former church building.
I found a 1983 New York Times article online that says the church was closed in 1980. That article discusses the original plans for St. Joseph Plaza, a project of the New Community Corporation. The FAQ on the NCC website (Question 4) indicates that at least most of the original plan did come to fruition.
The Priory is shown as one of the Top 10 Newark attractions, for food and music, at 10best.com. The Fair Lawn recreation department is planning a trip to Newark tomorrow, April 29th, that will include a jazz brunch at the Priory. I'm always happy to hear of suburbanites coming to Newark. The more suburbanites come into Newark, the better the city's reputation is bound to get.
The churchlike building shown above is not, remember, a church now. There will be a different, active church shown here tomorrow for "Church Day".