Rusyn Benevolent Association Liberty

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Avagara on May 30, 2009

The upper story of this building retains the name and emblem of the Greek Catholic Carpatho-Rusyn Benevolent Association Liberty. It was like a life insurance organization for Rusyn immigrants, a Slavic people from Slovakia and other Eastern European states who speak a language close to Ukrainian. This organization was started as an alternative to the Greek Catholic Union, an organization based in Pennsylvania that still exists, to provide better service for residents of New York and New Jersey. The terra cotta detailing shows the Statue of Liberty with an American flag and a Byzantine/Orthodox cross. It appears that the statue may have once held an electric light bulb as a torch.

Avagara on May 30, 2009

One can also see in the photograph the reflection of St. John's Orthodox church, across the street.

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  • Uploaded on May 30, 2009
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    by Avagara
    • Taken on 2009/05/24 09:53:30
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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