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The Riverside Church
Format Postcard
Description 2 pages
Language English
City, State New York, NY
Denomination Interdenominational churches
Subject Fine Arts
Notes The Riverside Church of the City of New York, formerly the Park Avenue Baptist Church, opened for worship in October, 1930, and dedicated in February, 1931. The edifice occupies a commanding site on Riverside Drive at 122nd Street, almost opposite Grant's Tomb. The Cathedral of Chartres (A. D. 1194-1260) was the inspiration for the French-Gothic architecture of the building. The auditorium accommodates 2500 people. The Tower of the church houses the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon consisting of seventy-two bells.
Collection James R. Tanis Collection of Church Postcards
Contributor Princeton Theological Seminary
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