Bronze Medallions from Doors of the dining room of the SS Normandie, now adorn the front doors of Our Lady of Lebanon Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn Heights.
The church doors feature bronze medallions taken from the giant dining room entry way on the Normandie. The original two dining room doors were 20 foot tall, spanned over two ship decks in height and had 10 medallions—five on each door. The fate of the actual Normandie doors is not known. Six of the medallions were installed in the church’s Henry St. doors. Four of the medallions were installed in the two Remsen St. doors.
The original door assemblies on the ship included script under each medallion describing the scene. The medallions were created by the French artist Raymond Subes.