St. Virgilius parish was founded in 1922. Now merged with St. Camilius parish in Rockaway.
Constructed as P.S. 43; later renamed P.S. 59 (Horace Greeley School). Designed by S. B. Leonard1 "School number forty-three has been built for primary purposes on Leonard street near Nassau avenue in Greenpoint. It is like the others that have been mentioned, a two story brick building, with a frontage of 46 feet and a depth of 92.
Samuel B. Leonard served as the Superintendent of Buildings and Repairs for the Board of Education from 1859 to 18791. (Coincidentally, a Samuel B. Leonard served as NYC Superintendent of School buildings in the 1970s.)
Top floor removed ca. 1960. Source: Real Estate Record & Builders' Guide, v. 21, no. 532 (May 25, 1878), 467.